Fatigued of tablet rumors yet? Some of us are. Then something comes along that really jazzes us up.
first these whispers started out rather vague, with conflicting sizes
and hardware specs, but as the year closes out specifics are starting
to coalesce. Is it a secret too big to keep or is it the bandwagon of
rumor-mongering? Only time will tell. While we wait, let's follow along.
a recent RBC IQ/ChangeWave survey, a cool quarter of people who bought
a computer in the last 90 days bought a Mac laptop. The back-to-school
push, along with some Mac price cuts, and a new operating system, as
well as the iPhone 3G S, are expected to be behind Mac's best showing
since last year.
Earlier this week, at the IDF conference, Intel unveiled their revolutionary Light Peak optical connector, which promised a 10Gbps data throughput. In comparison, the maximum speed of USB 3.0, the successor to what we know as the the standard for data transfer, is 4.8Gpbs.
Just as the rumors of Cupertino's tablet device have cooled into an
almost conventional wisdom, something comes along to goose the story --
although from a different direction than usual. Like their original
idea for a Microsoft store (lifted rather blatantly
from Apple stores), the Redmond software giant has allegedly decided to
get into the
While there was a collective nerd groan after Apple's 09/09/09 "It's
Only Rock and Roll, But We Like It" failed to announce the mythical
tablet, old rumors and dreams die hard. Of course we never expected the
coming and going of any single date without a tablet to act as a rumor
killer. Which means that we can begin looking beyond the holiday
shopping season and on to 2010.
Unless there's a supreme head-fake in the works, don't count on any major Tablet announcements on 09/09/09. Despite that, though, the rumors persist and in this case, multiply to the point that at least one person is claiming that there's not just one iPad in the works, but two models of different sizes.