Voci insistenti parlano del 19 gennaio 2010 come data probabile per l'uscita di iPad. Il presunto tablet di Apple.
# Apple has created at least three separate prototypes of its tablet computer. Let's call it "iPad".
# Version 1 was designed with a 7" screen, which was judged to be too small. The latest version has a 10.7" screen.
# It runs iPhone OS.
# There have been reports that it looks like an iPhone. They're sort of true. It looks like an iPhone 3G, complete with a curved back.
# It will come in two different variations: one with 3G networking capabilities, and one without 3G networking capabilities. Think of the 3G version as a bigscreen iPhone 3GS, and the non-3G version as a bigscreen iPod touch.
# Screen resolutions will obviously jump considerably from the iPhone and iPod touch 480×320-pixel displays, enabling easy reading of full-sized book and magazine pages, plus cropped newspaper pages. Expect something like 5-6 times the resolution of an iPod touch or iPhone screen (720p or thereabouts) and 7 times the touchable surface area.
# It is designed to expand the iPhone and iPod touch media concept to its next potential level: as a slate-like replacement for books and magazines, plus all of the media, gaming, app, and web functionality of the iPhone and iPod touch.
# It is not meant to compete with netbooks. It's an iPhone OS media player and light communication device.
# Apple is currently planning to announce it on or before January 19, 2010, and to use an iPhone-like hype buildup period to start selling it in May or June.
# It is apparently awaiting a final green light from Steve Jobs; chances of it appearing in the market are believed to be 80% at this point.