Apple Tablet Reportedly Priced Between iPhone and Cheap MacBook For 2010

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Apple Insider's source claims that the Apple Tablet is coming in 2010—similar to the rumors we've already heard—but that it's coming at a price that's not too unreasonable.


The source says it's "expected to retail for somewhere between the cost of a high-end iPhone and Apple's most affordable Mac notebook", which means it's under $999 but over $299 (or $599, if you're talking about unsubsidized phones).

Apple Insider also reiterates what we've known before, that it'll be 3G enabled, that it'll be around 10-inches and be shaped like a large iPod Touch, and that Apple's not too happy with AT&T. Does this mean that the rumor that Verizon will carry the tablet is a good one?

And to add our own guesswork on top of this, the MacBook may actually be the name of this tablet. Why? We surmised that because Apple consolidated everything into the MacBook Pro family, there's no real room for the plastic white Macbook. Which is why the tablet is probably the new Macbook (or so we think). [Apple Insider]



It's too bad that something like this would be even more gimmicky than anything else Apple has in their product pool. The Air would be 10x more useful most of the time.

The iPhone and iPod touch do so well because they handle input superbly while being pocketable. This is too large, and too limited, provided it ends up being anything like this mockup.

The one and only way I would ever consider this to be at all useful is if it can properly replace a Wacom Cintiq. My Magic Giz 8-ball says "LOL riiiight".