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Apple Working On New Mac-like Tablet?

by on February 1st, 2010

In less than a week since the announcement of the Apple iPad, the rumor mill has begun churning again. This time rumors are coming from TechCrunch who claim to have received word of a new larger tablet computer developed by Apple that is to be more “Mac-like”. That is, be a true Mac OS X based tablet computer.

But the information we’re hearing is that Apple is thinking much larger for another version of the product, maybe all the way up to the 15.4″ size that it currently uses for one version of the MacBook Pro. If you think that would be way too big for an iPad, we’re also hearing that this other tablet would be quite a bit different from the one revealed last week. Namely, it could run a version of OS X much closer to the traditional version that runs on Macs.

This is a very interesting rumor that seems rather unlikely considering that Apple has yet to even ship the iPad. However this new Mac-like tablet, or MacPad, would satisfy the wants of many users that wanted a more true desktop-like computing experience with the iPad, one that would likely replace a full laptop computer. However, this new tablet computer may do just that.

Furthermore, TechCrunch has indicated that this mystery Mac OS X tablet may ship this year (WWDC?). So the question becomes, do you opt for the iPad or do you wait it out for the MacPad?

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  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

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  • rorypiper

    I had always thought the “tablet” was going to be a MacBook Air, with the screen snapped off, converted to a touch screen, and bolted back on, flipped over. I guess they wouldn't be able to hit their price point, that way. Maybe this “iPad Pro” will be something like that.