So here goes Jobs and his crew again, prepping the “boom” factor for the upcoming Apple event this January 27th. One of the long-rumored announcements is that Apple will be introducing its new PDA/Tablet device-going by several monikers across the interwebs such as iSlate, iPad, iPlate, or whatever resembles a flat surface.
Here are some nifty specs on Apple’s latest contraption along with the mock-up image via AppleInsider:
“Similarly, the tablet is said to sport all the same in/out connectivity as the current iPhone 3GS, including a 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack, built-in speaker grills, a microphone, GPS, 3G connectivity and a 30-pin dock connector. Like the rendering, its 10-inch display is framed by a black border that bleeds into its wrap-around aluminum enclosure. ”
As you may also assume, just like the iPhone and iPod touch, the tablet is suppose to feature multi-touch screen functions as well. In a whole nutshell, the tablet’s pretty much a blown up iPhone with Mac OSX crammed in it-or it could just be the size of Shaquille O’Neal’s custom made iPhone.
So if you’ve got the Mac attack (such as I do), you’re already equipped with a Macbook Pro, iPhone, perhaps iPod classic and iMac at home-so why would you want to bring in a tablet into the fray? We’ll have to see soon then, but as always, Apple’s marketing geniuses will make us believe that we do need a tablet in your hands…at least for the next six months.