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Wintek to make Apple tablet's touchscreen?

updated 07:15 am EDT, Fri May 22, 2009

Wintek Apple Tablet Rumor

Contract manufacturer Wintek has been tapped by Apple to supply touchscreens for a tablet device, Taiwanese integrated circuit designers claimed on Friday. They describe the device as an "e-book form factor netbook" but provide few other details, including when the panels would ship. The news, however, parallels earlier reports of Wintek providing 10-inch touchscreens for the second half of 2009 or later.

The tablet has been rumored in development since at least 2007 and is now seen as Apple's solution to pressure from netbooks, which it has criticized as cramped and poor quality compared to full-size portables. It has suggested instead that touchscreen devices like the iPhone and iPod touch fulfill many of the roles of netbooks.

by MacNN Staff



  1. kerryb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    oh that drawing

    Are we sure that drawing is not from the early 90"s? Look at that baggy shirt and trouser pleats.

  1. MatildeMatilde

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Patent hands

    I like how Apple felt the need to label items 514 and 516 on that diagram.

  1. Mimi-mim

    Joined: Dec 1969



    My granddad patented thumbs back in the 1960s. I'm gonna make a mint when this tablet comes out!

  1. psdenno

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Could it be.....

    ... a patent for Apple cafeteria lunch trays instead? Hey Kids! Get ready for the 2009-10 school year with the new Apple iTray!

  1. jdonahoe

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I want to know

    I want to know what 513 and 515 were pointed at. Is it a special headlamp for night time use? Is it pointing at his (I'm assuming that the "model" is a male with a bit of a weight problem) tongue, which is indicating tension experienced playing accelerometer based games?


    Joined: Dec 1969



    Something is wrong within the name Wintec for a Apple product...

  1. Geordiekeith

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Beer belly

    Aw s***, Apple have patented middle-age beer bellies (516)!!!!!!!!!! What am I going to do with mine???? Love Apple, but love beer doh!

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