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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #80 on: January 27, 2010, 11:08:58 AM »
3rd party people who've been working on Apps for it claim it's running iPhoneOS 3.2 so i'd doubt it's anywhere near core 2 duo levels, probably going to be snapdragon

If its running the same OS as the iPhone, it will be the same CPU architecture (i.e. ARM)

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #81 on: January 27, 2010, 11:09:59 AM »
I wonder will it be locked down like the iPhone. That would kill it I think.

Of course it will. Apple's single largest revenue stream is the application store and iTunes.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #82 on: January 27, 2010, 11:11:31 AM »
If its running the same OS as the iPhone, it will be the same CPU architecture (i.e. ARM)

Snapdragon is ARM.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #83 on: January 27, 2010, 11:16:01 AM »
Snapdragon is ARM.

exactly, for shame paul, for shame

i can just imagine browsing the web on the iTablet, you come across across a site with a nice pdf brochure you want to see, you click on it and it loads the appstore so you can buy a pdf viewer :)


flash will also be a no go as well, not that i blame apple for that (though it is partly their fault for it running so shit on osx)
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #84 on: January 27, 2010, 11:17:00 AM »

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #85 on: January 27, 2010, 11:37:18 AM »
exactly, for shame paul, for shame

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #86 on: January 27, 2010, 11:38:41 AM »
I'm going to need your iBadge and your iGun.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #87 on: January 27, 2010, 11:40:06 AM »
I'm going to need your iBadge and your iGun.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #88 on: January 27, 2010, 12:44:26 PM »
I wonder will it be locked down like the iPhone. That would kill it I think.

You know you'll only be able to buy eBook off iTunes. I do fancy an eBook reader but:

a. I don't need one with telephony funtions (i.e. another contract with o2).
b. It would have to be able to ready PDF eBooks so I can get them less than legitimately.

The ASUS concept eBook reader looked the dogs' but it seems to have gone a bit quiet.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #89 on: January 27, 2010, 12:46:42 PM »
you get to pay over the odds for the tablet, then pay for a 3g contract with it, then pay for all your content because it can't run divx, only .mov or h264, you can only get ebooks on it via itunes etc

if they lock it down it's worthless in my opinion

they will lock it down because lets face it, it's not going to sell in massive numbers but those who do buy it will shell out a fortune to apple
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #90 on: January 27, 2010, 01:44:02 PM »
Steve Jobs' cat:

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #91 on: January 27, 2010, 02:06:53 PM »
Steve Jobs' cat:


Bloody hell, I'm more worried about the size of the plastic drinks cup.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #92 on: January 27, 2010, 02:07:44 PM »
or the giant earphones
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #93 on: January 27, 2010, 02:11:28 PM »
or the giant earphones

That's not an earphone, it's an iNeck massager.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #94 on: January 27, 2010, 02:13:06 PM »
the 3Gs costs £450-550 Pay as you Go and i can't see this device costing the same or less so we are looking at £600-800

im guessing £750 but we will know for sure in 4 hours time
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #95 on: January 27, 2010, 02:33:03 PM »
Steve Jobs' cat:



thats a photoshop right?

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #96 on: January 27, 2010, 02:35:53 PM »
thats a photoshop right?
considering the scale is fucked up everywhere i'd say yes
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #97 on: January 27, 2010, 02:37:56 PM »
is the apple event streamed online or just people at the event live update there sites/blogs etc..

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #98 on: January 27, 2010, 02:45:14 PM »
is the apple event streamed online or just people at the event live update there sites/blogs etc..

it's generally always just live blogging that covers it
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #99 on: January 27, 2010, 02:54:22 PM »
is the apple event streamed online or just people at the event live update there sites/blogs etc..

Usually watch the highlights on apple.com later on / tomorrow morning.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #100 on: January 27, 2010, 03:09:58 PM »
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #101 on: January 27, 2010, 03:58:52 PM »
So when's it going down? Timezones confuse the hell out of me. Anything to do with geography does.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #102 on: January 27, 2010, 04:02:03 PM »
That's not an earphone, it's an iNeck massager.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #103 on: January 27, 2010, 04:04:14 PM »
So when's it going down? Timezones confuse the hell out of me. Anything to do with geography does.

assuming you're in the UK or Ireland it will be 6pm
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #104 on: January 27, 2010, 04:07:49 PM »
So when's it going down? Timezones confuse the hell out of me. Anything to do with geography does.

Its in a couple of hours I believe, at least according to the gizmodo blog (ilink posted above by ismiff)

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #105 on: January 27, 2010, 04:27:24 PM »
I've been reading around in the build-up to this (yes, I do have too much time on my hands) and the "experts" seem to think that while the OS is likely to be based on that of the iPhone it won't just be a straight lift, there will be a new UI. Thinking about it that makes sense: even a 7 inch would look a bit naff with iPhone icons blown up 4 times, let alone the possible 10 inch. And thinking about how long this has taken Apple to get to market, it is very unlikely that this will just be some cobbled together effort. Whilst we all seem sure how the device will look physically, I am sure Mr Jobs has some delightful surprises still up his sleeve.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #106 on: January 27, 2010, 04:42:55 PM »
gizmodo usually do good live blogs

http://gizmodo.com/5457641/apple-tablet-event-liveblog-+-january-27?skyline=true&s=i

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I hope they're right about feedback from the keyboard - would be lovely to have that on the iPhone now.

Apple only release something when it really works well. In the case of this potential product, it's a giant iPhone, so they must have some nifty features that really make it stand out, otherwise why bother. Ok it'll be a media platform for the next ten years and will allow them to build up industry like the way the Apps have evolved and grown, but we know and use this, so there must be something that gives it that special 'i' factor that will make it worth the development and hype? It's Apples way after all.
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #107 on: January 27, 2010, 04:59:54 PM »
Please Mr Jobs, let there be an APP that plays Alberto Aquilani in the attacking midfield?
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #108 on: January 27, 2010, 05:24:14 PM »
Going to be live on sky news in 30mins or so.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #109 on: January 27, 2010, 05:36:19 PM »
Looking forward to this. Not so much because of the product itself, but because seeing Apple launching a new product is the lynchpin of marketing.

I guess I'll get one of those things though...
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #110 on: January 27, 2010, 05:40:38 PM »
Going to be live on sky news in 30mins or so.

are they showing it all live?
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #111 on: January 27, 2010, 05:45:57 PM »
are they showing it all live?

Not sure, the presenter just said we will have it on live in around 30mins. Guess it will show the main of it.

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #112 on: January 27, 2010, 05:46:50 PM »



ooOOooo. There's an iChair and iTable too!

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #113 on: January 27, 2010, 05:47:56 PM »
Going to be live on sky news in 30mins or so.

Free advertising. lol
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #114 on: January 27, 2010, 05:48:38 PM »
iOS is the new name for the OS supposedly
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #115 on: January 27, 2010, 06:06:16 PM »
they have sold 250,000,000 ipods

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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #116 on: January 27, 2010, 06:08:03 PM »
Isn't there a stream somwhere?
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #117 on: January 27, 2010, 06:09:37 PM »
i guess they don't like live footage to go out, i've never seen one streamed live
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #118 on: January 27, 2010, 06:11:18 PM »
There must be an Apple hater in the back broadcasting from his HTC 3G cam or something?
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Re: The Apple iTablet/iSlate/iWantOne
« Reply #119 on: January 27, 2010, 06:11:38 PM »
iPad


worst name ever
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