Now that Apple has officially announced that it will indeed be unveiling its latest creation this coming January 27, the likelihood of it actually being it's long sought after mythical tablet finally seems to be at hand.
Of course, come this next Wednesday, Apple could easily announce any number of things, none of which necessarily has to be a tablet for that matter, but the smart money's is squarely on it being just that - a tablet. If Apple does announce the tablet, rumored to be called the 'iSlate', then I'm predicting (and this is only an educated guess) that there will be several things that it will be, or won't be. My list is as follows:
Number One: It won't be cheap!
Number Two: It will be expensive, obviously in light of number one, with a price of between $600-$1,000.
Number Three: It won't be coming, unfortunately, at least in the beginning, with an AMOLED display..... bummer!
Number Four: It won't be an oversize iPhone on steroids.
Number Five: It will be an over sized iPhone on steroids! (How wishy-washy can a guy get?)
Number Six: It won't be an e-book reader.
Number Seven: It definitely will be an Amazon Kindle e-book killer! (Yeah, I know - I need help!)
Number Eight: It should quickly emerge as a hand-held gaming device on steroids, and one that should take iPhone and Touch gaming to an entirely new and a much more powerful level. This is one that Sony and Nintendo are going to really have to keep a close eye on.
Number Nine: It will be a social interactive device, and one that should do for social apps, like Twitter and FaceBook, what the iPhone did for smart phones in general. Expect it to combined email, internet browsing, video chatting and turn-by-turn GPS, etc., but in a whole new and more interesting way, a better way and one that I'm predicting could end up turning the whole computer business world upside down, and thus changing it forever!
Of course, in conclusion, this is only my 2 cents (3 cents accounting for inflation) on some of the many Apple tablet rumors currently making the rounds. You can get Gizmodo's exhaustive guide to all of the latest Apple tablet rumors here, but remember: most likely, very soon after Apple lets the cat out of the bag, I have a sneaky feeling that I will end up looking more like a monkey, with most of my predictions looking all rather pretty silly, stupid, pathetic and utterly dead wrong!
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Apple tablet mock up via: Gizmodo