updated 10:00 am EDT, Fri August 28, 2009
13-, 15-inch tablet sizes
Apple has produced not just a lone 10-inch tablet device, but also models in two larger sizes, an anonymous source claims. Described as "100 percent reliable," the source says that Apple has additionally developed 13- and 15-inch tablets, at least one of which can run Mac OS X Leopard. Prototypes are said to have been spotted recently in factory in Shenzuen, China.
The 13- and 15-inch tablets are thought to resemble oversized iPhones, while using aluminum bodies. It is not known if the two systems are destined for production however, or if they are simply demonstration devices. The latter may be more likely, as the Shenzuen factory is said not to be associated with Foxconn, tapped by other rumors as the production manufacturer of the 10-inch tablet.
Most credible sources have pointed to one or two variants of a single 10-inch design, equipped with built-in 3G reception. Some have suggested it may capable of running App Store titles. The device could be carried and subsidized in the US by Verizon Wireless.