It appears SurfaceInk got too close for comfort when it showed off a prototype tablet in June, because now Apple has parted ways with the design company after working with them for 10 years

Despite SurfaceInk having designed products for Palm and HP, it seemingly wasn't until they showed off their own tablet that Apple got worried. CEO and founder of the company Eric Bauswell commented that "I think they view our capabilities as an opportunity for competitors," even with the prototype measuring 12.1-inches and running Linux. Hardly a competitor to the iPad, is it? [NY Times]