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MacBook Touch Rumors Get Some Credibility

Star Trek Tablet pc

The Internet has been whispering rumors about Apple’s plans to release a tablet Mac into the world for quite some time now. Rumors like this are common, especially in the Mac world, sometimes they are right, most of the time they are wrong. The tablet rumor is one that keeps coming up again and again. There is already a Modbook, but people seem to want Apple to come up with their own design, with their own twist on the concept of a tablet pc.

The latest news/rumor flying around today is that Apple is in fact going to release a MacBook Touch in October.  MacDailyNews reports:

Think MacBook screen, possibly a bit smaller, in glass with iPhone-like, but fuller-featured Multi-Touch. Gesture library. Full Mac OS X. This is why they bought P.A. Semi. Possibly with Immersion’s haptic tech. Slot-loading SuperDrive. Accelerometer. GPS. Pretty expensive to produce initially, but sold at “low” price that will reduce margins. Apple wants to move these babies. And move they will. This is some sick shit. App Store-compatible, able to run Mac apps, too. By October at the latest.

Personally I’m interested in how “low” the price margins will be. I’ve looked at the Modbooks and other tablet pcs like those made by HP, but none of them really seem worthwhile, I’m much rather just get a Cintiq. But if these rumors are true, Apple will be releasing something that is much more than just a tablet pc. I’m imagining something like what they had on Star Trek Enterprise. I will be paying attention to the rumor as time goes by and October draws closer, this could be very interesting.

Check out Gizmodo’s article about the rumors (it’s got better photos (not real though) ).


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