Gruber adds credence to BGR report of “out of control” multitouch Tablet

Wed, Jan 13, 2010

News, Rumors

Earlier today, BGR relayed the following about Apple’s rumored tablet:

  • The tablet’s multi-touch gestures are “out of control.”
  • It’s powered by an incredibly fast ARM CPU
  • It runs on the iPhone kernel.
  • The internal model number is K48AP.
  • There hasn’t been an updated iPhone OS build because there’s too much tablet-related code/references in the OS and Apple obviously didn’t want that to leak. Oops.
  • The tablet is basically an “iPhone on steroids.”
  • Shortly thereafter, John Gruber of Daring Fireball wrote that the report is in line with rumblings he’s heard about the tablet. Interestingly, he also added the following:

    I heard a story this week — friend of a friend knows a guy sort of thing — that The Tablet is what Apple set out to build all along, and the iPhone was an offshoot that shipped first because the technology wasn’t there yet to produce The Tablet. In short, that Apple has had something bigger in mind — both physically and conceptually — from the outset.

    Intriguing, and somewhat reminiscent of James Cameron waiting to film Avatar until technology was able to catch up and keep up with his vision. I suppose in that little analogy, the iPhone is Titanic.



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