When the real thing arrives, will it be as good as the YouTube versions?
If reality catches up with rumor, Steve Jobs will give one of the great demos of his life next Wednesday at Apple's (AAPL) invitation-only "latest creation" event in San Francisco.
But you don't have to wait until Jan. 27 to get a taste of what he might be showing.
For months, Apple has been secretly meeting with developers, advertisers MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 19, 2010 7:23 AM ET
E-mails were sent Monday for an unveiling in 10 days. Is this their long-awaited tablet?
It's official now: Apple's (AAPL) newest product will be unveiled Wednesday, Jan. 27, in San Francisco.
The e-mail invitation, sent at noon on Monday, reads in full:
Please join us for an invitation-only event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco on January 27 at 10:00 a.m. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Please MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 18, 2010 12:54 PM ET
Ben Baer, Senior Producer - Jan 7, 2010 4:39 PM ET
Steve Ballmer demos an HP "slate PC" at CES and steals a bit of Steve Jobs' thunder
Steve Ballmer's keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wednesday night ran for more than an hour and a quarter.
But what got the most attention from the press gathered to watch it were the three minutes Microsoft's (MSFT) CEO spent talking about his answer to the tablet computer Apple (AAPL) is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 7, 2010 7:22 AM ET
With manufacturing costs, Apple could build the thing for less than $350, says an analyst
[UPDATE: iSuppli has since issued their own virtual teardown. See Apple can build a $500 iPad for $240.]
Here's a neat trick. In a report to clients Wednesday, Susquehanna Financial's Jeffrey Fidacaro published an estimate of how much Apple (AAPL) is spending to build a device that hasn't been announced, never mind shipped.
Vaporware issues aside, it's not MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 6, 2010 11:16 AM ET
It's not just bloggers who are obsessed with Cupertino's tablet computer
"I'm hoping we can get the newsroom more actively involved in the challenge of delivering our best journalism in the form of Times Reader, iPhone apps, WAP, or the impending Apple slate, or whatever comes after that." -- New York Times managing editor Bill Keller
Keller's videotaped speech to his digital staff last October, excerpted below the fold, has been getting MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 4, 2010 7:38 AM ET
Speculation about Apple's next big thing heats up as the rumored Jan. 26 unveiling nears
Two lines of thought dominated the ongoing debate this week about what Apple's (AAPL) tablet computer is and what it might be good for.
[UPDATE: Make that three lines of thought. See Antacid Tablet, below.]
The first -- the tablet as an oversized iPhone -- flows from a brief post in a Chinese-language microblog that gained currency primarily MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 1, 2010 11:29 AM ET
Mason Cohn, Producer - Dec 31, 2009 2:20 PM ET
Pundits count the ways Apple's unannounced tablet computer will take off or bomb
Five seems to be the magic number this week.
Apple (AAPL) still hasn't confirmed that it's developing the tablet-size device observers are now calling the iSlate, but that hasn't stopped pundits from weighing in on its chances for success. The latest entries: a matched set of lists that come to opposing conclusions.
The first was posted on Seeking Alpha by MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 30, 2009 9:00 AM ET
Is that really the name Steve Jobs has chosen for his next computing device?
Whois record for iSlate.com. Source: MacRumors
MacRumors Arnold Kim and TechCrunch's Robin Wauters did some serious detective work over the Christmas holiday.
Working independently, they have made a strong -- but not definitive -- case that Apple (AAPL) is preparing to name its long-awaited tablet computer the "iSlate."
The evidence, should you care to follow its twists and turns, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 26, 2009 11:30 AM ET
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