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Analyst: Apple Tablet in February, 10.1'' Display

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 28 comments

Rumors about Apple's not-yet-confirmed tablet device are getting a refresh this afternoon following comments made by Oppenheimer tech analyst Yair Reiner.

AppleInsider reports that Reiner shared information garnered from supply chain souces with investors yesterday morning. The analyst said Cupertino-based Apple should begin production in Feruary.

"Our checks into Apple's supply chain indicate the manufacturing cogs for the tablet are creaking into action and should begin to hit a mass market stride in February," Reiner said in the note. "At this stage Apple appears to be sizing its supply chain to support production of as many as 1M units per month."

According to AI, Reiner went on to say that the device will utilize a 10.1-inch multi-touch display using the same LTPS LCD technology as the iPhone but specifically disputed earlier reports that claimed Apple had plans for a high-end OLED model.

The supposed OLED model was supposedly the reason that the supposed device's supposed launch had been supposedly delayed into the second half of next year. Supposedly.

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    Tedders , December 10, 2009 6:25 PM
    If I see anymore articles about this damn thing, I'm gonna go postal.
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    Lessqqmorepewpew , December 10, 2009 6:16 PM
    looks like a itouch on steroids or a midget macbook
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    Lavacon , December 10, 2009 6:18 PM
    Wow.... a bigger Ipod touch.... will it connect to the App store too?

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    Zoonie , December 10, 2009 6:18 PM
    C'mon Jane, abit of sensationalist head line, don't you think? =/

    Why not be more honest and say "Analyst: Apple Tablet in February, probably 10.1'' Display"?
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    doc70 , December 10, 2009 6:20 PM
    If the manufacturing is already on it's way, then the whole project has at least 1 year under it's belt.
    This whole secrecy thing about a product is kinda childish and stupid IMO. As far as I'm concerned, I onnly care about products that I can research in advance, and maybe, be able to provide some feedback. Some manufacturers actually listen to their potential consumers out there and that only helps the design and the promotion of the product.
    But, again, we are talking about Apple here, with renowned lack of interest of what consumers might actually want or of any feedback for that matter. Their target must be the same as it has been so far, people awed by an apple on the cover that looks cool. "Supposedly"
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    Socnom , December 10, 2009 6:21 PM
    Quote:
    The supposed OLED model was supposedly the reason that the supposed device's supposed launch had been supposedly delayed into the second half of next year. Supposedly.

    Am I, meow, missing out on an inside, meow, office joke, meow?
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    andyviant , December 10, 2009 6:25 PM
    At least it isn't supposably...
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    Tedders , December 10, 2009 6:25 PM
    If I see anymore articles about this damn thing, I'm gonna go postal.
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    JMcEntegart , December 10, 2009 6:28 PM
    ZoonieC'mon Jane, abit of sensationalist head line, don't you think? =/Why not be more honest and say "Analyst: Apple Tablet in February, probably 10.1'' Display"?


    Have rejigged things as best I can. Our system has a very tight character restriction for headlines so it can be difficult to fit everything in (this one, for example, started out as, "Study Shows Average American Consumes 34GB of Data Daily" but this had to be cut significantly). It is never my intention to be sensationalist or misleading. I'd hate to think I give that impression.
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    maydaynomore , December 10, 2009 6:37 PM
    Who really wants an ipod touch that can't fit into your pocket, other than the church of Steve Jobs worshippers (aka: homosexuals, metrosexuals, idiots, people with more money than brains---aka idiots)
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    chise1 , December 10, 2009 6:43 PM
    I, for one, am completely sick of reading about the seemingly bi-weekly rumors about this stupid tablet. Whoop-dee-f'ing do -- Apple will make an overpriced and closed source piece of hardware that, in reality, is no better than anything else that was out there 2 years before. This damned rumor mill has to stop for a company with < 10% market share that probably 50% of the people visiting this site dislike.
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    back_by_demand , December 10, 2009 6:45 PM
    doc70This whole secrecy thing about a product is kinda childish and stupid IMO. As far as I'm concerned, I onnly care about products that I can research in advance, and maybe, be able to provide some feedback.

    Didn't you know? If apple is deliberately fuzzy on the flaws and massively hypes and advertises the fact it is shiny and new then by the time millions of suckers have bought it, the next gen version will be out to wallpaper over its shortcomings.

    Just better pray it doesn't have the same battery problems as the iPhone, it that thing blows it could take your arm off.
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    Zoonie , December 10, 2009 7:17 PM
    JMcEntegartHave rejigged things as best I can. Our system has a very tight character restriction for headlines so it can be difficult to fit everything in (this one, for example, started out as, "Study Shows Average American Consumes 34GB of Data Daily" but this had to be cut significantly). It is never my intention to be sensationalist or misleading. I'd hate to think I give that impression.


    Thank you for taking your time changing it; you are probably the reader favorite among your news writing colleagues and seeing this got me thinking "You too, Jane?".

    I'm sorry if I came off as a douchebag, was not my intention.
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    Abrahm , December 10, 2009 7:27 PM
    Why is this item, which hasn't even been confirmed by anyone, getting so much media attention? It's a tablet. There are already tablets available, why is this one getting so much hype when nobody knows anything about it? Because it's from Apple? I think it is ridiculous that the media does Apple's marketing for them. Makes Apple seem much bigger, more important, and more original than they really are.
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    Anonymous , December 10, 2009 8:45 PM
    JMcEntegart: "Our system has a very tight character restriction for headlines so it can be difficult to fit everything in"

    Does it give you a failwhale if it crashes? :) 
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    Anonymous , December 10, 2009 8:48 PM
    Personally, a $1K pricing point would confuse the market ($500-800 makes more sense), but otherwise the most basic assessment (as an earlier commenter noted) is that this is an iPod Touch on steroids, a bigger form factor, with surprises to be sure, but which plugs into a proven user experience (50M iPhone/iPod Touch owners can't be wrong), with an installed base of Apps and Media and developers. That is a GREAT starting point, no?

    The target for this device? Oversized bags, such as purses, briefcases and backpacks, something that allows one to read a book, play a game or watch video while sitting on a bus, on the couch or in a cafe, something that I blogged about in:

    It's in the Bag! The Apple Tablet Computing Device
    http://bit.ly/3dmxRZ

    Check it out if interested.

    Mark
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    doc70 , December 10, 2009 8:50 PM
    back_by_demandDidn't you know? If apple is deliberately fuzzy on the flaws and massively hypes and advertises the fact it is shiny and new then by the time millions of suckers have bought it, the next gen version will be out to wallpaper over its shortcomings.Just better pray it doesn't have the same battery problems as the iPhone, it that thing blows it could take your arm off.


    Don't worry, I wasn't planning on buying the damn thing...
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    JMcEntegart , December 10, 2009 8:51 PM
    theanomalyJMcEntegart: "Our system has a very tight character restriction for headlines so it can be difficult to fit everything in"Does it give you a failwhale if it crashes?


    I would not be surprised. Except the failwhale is kind of cute. Ours would just be a grey screen of "No can do, sucker."
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    darkknight22 , December 10, 2009 9:33 PM
    If only I had a nickel every time a new Apple tablet rumor was posted.....
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    mlopinto2k1 , December 10, 2009 10:30 PM
    darkknight22If only I had a nickel every time a new Apple tablet rumor was posted.....

    You'd.... be able to buy a pack of gum?
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    nycokla , December 11, 2009 12:41 AM
    The supposed OLED model was supposedly the reason that the supposed device's supposed launch had been supposedly delayed into the second half of next year. Supposedly.

    wow mr author, wow
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