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Sources: No Apple Tablet at September Keynote

The Mac world has been all in a tizz over rumors that Apple would launch its highly anticipated tablet at the keynote event its said to be having in September. However, The Loop cites very reliable sources familiar with the product who say speculation of the tablet being introduced during the September event are "flat out wrong." The sources went on to say that the Apple tablet "would not see the light of day" until the beginning of next year.

So what else could it be? A refresh for the iPod line, for one. The rumors about adding cameras to the iPod Nano and iPod Touch have been doing the rounds since folks were trying to predict the specs of the iPhone 3GS. We're also going to go ahead and assume the Steve or no Steve rumors will start up soon enough.

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  • eddieroolz
    I frankly don't know what to feel. Indifference?
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  • aracheb
    well with device as small as ipod and itouch blowing up, 10 feet high and blowing up people faces, i'm afraid of getting anything bigger from apple. WHo knows a table PC from apple could easily blow up your car if you leave it inside..
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  • freiheitner
    Is it just coincidence that The Beatles are remastering and re-releasing their entire catalog in September... and Apple is (allegedly) having a big media event in September?
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  • zelannii
    @aracheb:

    Do not Blame Apple for battery failures in devices they distribute but that do not contain Apple manufacturered batteries, let alone defects on the scale of 1:2,200,000. Yea, that's right, less than 1 in 2 MILLION iPod batteries have exploded, and the VAST majority of those have been due to environmental effectws (extreme heat), dropping (all LiIon batterys are prone to impact damage), or breaking (sitting on an iPod and cracking it in half). Further, all shipping MacBooks, the iPhoine 3GS, and all future apple devices use LiPO, which does not burn up or explode when cracked or heated, nor does it outgas, nor does it cascade cell fail.
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  • zelannii
    I expected no tablet announcement at this event. The tablet would by itself garner more than an hour of a major presentation, and likely will be announced in an Apple Keynote in late October or Early Nevember (if not late January), and realeased early next year.
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  • thepetey
    if its something in the ipov provuct line, its gonna be something to compete with the ZUNE VD... shouv be interesting... still think Microsoft has my sale.
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  • godwhomismike
    Can someone explain why we should be excited over a tablet?
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  • danish_2828
    Its probably a smaller iPhone, like an iPhone nano or something. Probably whatever that employee killed himself over
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  • aracheb
    zelannii@aracheb:Do not Blame Apple for battery failures in devices they distribute but that do not contain Apple manufacturered batteries, let alone defects on the scale of 1:2,200,000. Yea, that's right, less than 1 in 2 MILLION iPod batteries have exploded, and the VAST majority of those have been due to environmental effectws (extreme heat), dropping (all LiIon batterys are prone to impact damage), or breaking (sitting on an iPod and cracking it in half). Further, all shipping MacBooks, the iPhoine 3GS, and all future apple devices use LiPO, which does not burn up or explode when cracked or heated, nor does it outgas, nor does it cascade cell fail.

    in the last few month a have seen more report about ipod, iphone blowing up in the air, that i had ever seen in my whole life about any other product. That also have LiIon batteries, and also had been expose to extreme condition?
    so let me guess, yes i blame apple for their bad QA department.

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  • lifelesspoet
    godwhomismikeCan someone explain why we should be excited over a tablet?Over the last decade, apple has entered existing markets with new devices and influenced later product lines. Love the usuability or hate the missing features and price, chances are that in a year or two your gonna see carbon copies from dell, acer etc.. As it stands now, the only tablets i see now are the ones the Fedex guys have me sign.
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