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Chinese paper claims Apple tablet in September

updated 09:35 am EDT, Tue July 28, 2009

Apple tablet in September?

Apple's rumored touch tablet could appear on shelves as soon as September, a Chinese-language newspaper writes. The claim comes from Taiwan's Apple Daily, which says that Wintek is supplying displays, while Dynapack is providing batteries. Working to assemble the product is thought to be Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known to many as Foxconn.

Foxconn has drawn considerable criticism in recent days, following a worker's suicide which may have been triggered by company actions. Some Apple products assembled by Foxconn include iPods and iPhones. Wintek has also taken flak in the past few months, principally charges that it is violating labor rights.

The report echoes previous accounts of Wintek's involvement, and a Financial Times story suggesting that a tablet could be timed with new music bundles in September. Apple Daily notes that the tablet could appear in October or later though, and one report has held that the computer should arrive in the first quarter of 2010. Specifications are believed to include a 10-inch screen and built-in 3G data.

by MacNN Staff




  1. Herod

    Joined: Dec 1969


    my god

    its been 3 years now of this stupid iPad thing coming out or what?

    sell me this already apple!

  1. Inkling

    Joined: Dec 1969


    touch v. pad

    Rumors have this 'iPad' coming out from September until early next year. Apple would do well to at least announce it when the new iPod touch is released (almost certainly in September) to give potential buyers an idea of the choices they'll have. Of course, announcing an 'iPad' before it ships will also give Apple's competitors time to develop clones.

    In my case, enough has leaked out that I know I'll want an iPod touch as a tool and not the 'iPad' as a toy. The one remaining barrier is Apple's fool-policy of keeping applications out of the App Store because AT&T doesn't want them running on an iPhone. Users don't want touches crippled because of iPhone politics. Apple needs to either tell AT&T to take a hike or allow touch-only applications.

  1. sixmemos

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Taiwan is not China

    Please correct your headline. Thanks.

  1. AllanCook

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I can't understand how a tablet is going to give me a better experience than my MacBook Pro.

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