rumor: MacBook TOUCH coming

Discussion in 'Gear' started by Puck, Jul 22, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    13,051
    http://gizmodo.com/5027706/rumor-macbook-touch-coming-in-october
    http://www.macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/rumor_apples_secret_product_is_macbook_touch/

    there's been speculation of a device like this before
    Giz even had a contest for it http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/apple-ta...-tablet-contest-winner-and-gallery-326468.php

    good read on the "ModBook" from axiotron that's been shipping for a bit
    lot's of pretty pictures too kids (for a current real-world example of this type of device)
    http://www.appleinsider.com/article...record_crowd_at_macworld_high_res_photos.html

    [​IMG]
    -concept-
    #1
    • High Five High Five x 1
  2. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    13,051
  3. Ubiq

    Ubiq BAMF

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,636
    Amazing concept, but I think I would be too nervous toting that thing around. The iPhone makes me nervous enough as it is.

    Any rumors on price range?
    #3
  4. VolnTitan

    VolnTitan Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2002
    Messages:
    2,960
    Say what you want about Apple. No one in the computer field out "wows" them.
    #4
  5. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Messages:
    23,380
    My daughter has a tablet laptop. I've wondered by Mac hasn't jumped on this technology since most artists and designers use Macs.
    #5
  6. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Messages:
    46,986
    Looking interesting. How would you type though? On screen?
    #6
  7. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Messages:
    5,827
    There's probably a prompt for a keyboard screen to fill the screen, and you type it like a normal keyboard.

    Tech-mology is crazy to me...
    #7
  8. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    13,051
    just recently, uppity-ups at HQ mentioned that in the very near future Apple will be releasing new technology at incredible price points

    if you'd like my wish list for this thing

    Intel Atom processor (new, faster, cooler, cheaper than core2duo)
    Blu-Ray Superdrive (at least do not remove the optical drive like the Air)
    N / WiFi / GPS
    under $1500

    we can all dream


    rumor has it that Apple is willing to make less money on hardware in favor of multiplying sales ... makes sense ...... what the **** took ya so long
    #8
  9. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    13,051
    if you've ever seen an iPhone UI, it's speculated to be similar
    there would be a text input prompt that would bring up a keyboard or even tablet stylus handwriting recognition

    other thoughts include voice command input for text
    can you imagine composing your posts here simply by speaking the words

    still further, there's the concept of a docking stand for use with the "included / bundled" bluetooth keyboard / mouse


    in other words, this thing can be setup to be used like an all-in-one desktop like the iMac or the HP TouchSmart
    or be detached for tablet / laptop usage
    #9
  10. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Messages:
    5,827
    If it's under 1,500 then I think everyone and their mom would buy one.
    #10
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.