updated 08:10 am EDT, Tue March 10, 2009
Apple Netbook 10in Rumor
The purported Apple touchscreen netbook has gained a minor amount of corroboration on Tuesday from sources of Dow Jones. The trading outlet echoes the earlier claims that Wintek is producing a touchscreen for an Apple computer assembled by Quanta but adds that the screen will measure between 9.7 and 10 inches diagonal, or roughly in line with existing netbook sizes. Other details are still "under evaluation," according to the unnamed sources behind the reported leak.
The system would potentially appear in the second half of 2009, again supporting earlier reports of a summer shipping window, though it's implied the design may appear later if necessary.
Such a size wouldn't support longstanding claims regarding a possible Apple tablet, which while still unconfirmed has been described as significantly smaller. It would also downplay the likelihood of the larger system running an upscaled version of OS X iPhone instead of a more touch-friendly version of Mac OS X.