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Rumor: Steve Jobs "extremely happy" with new tablet

updated 07:55 pm EST, Wed December 23, 2009

Separate source hints to surprising interface

Although Apple head Steve Jobs had been rumored to scrap earlier tablet projects, an unnamed source within the company has told The New York Times that the CEO is now satisfied with the design. Despite the wide variety of rumors and speculation surrounding the device, another recently departed Apple worker suggests consumers will be "very surprised" with how they can interact with the new interface.

"I can't really say anything, but, let's just say Steve is extremely happy with the new tablet," the first source told NYT.

Yet another former employee, who allegedly worked on Apple patents and early tablet designs, claims that consumers have already begun to see technology that trickled down from the previous designs. Tablet technology is reportedly utilized in the iPhone, while the company is said to be beyond the software limitations of earlier tablet work.

Although Apple has yet to confirm such a device, the rumors and allegations have continued to grow. Several publishing giants have already begun to optimize media content for the devices, even ahead of an official announcement or leaked specifications.

Many believe Apple is ready to unveil its tablet sometime this year, possibly as early as January at a special event held in San Francisco.




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  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Well, if Steve likes it, then it must be perfect..

    We'll have to see the tablet haters and naysayers reaction to this device. Let's see... It's too big, it's too heavy, it's too delicate, it's too expensive, it's got no keyboard, it's got an Apple logo on it. They'll take one deep breath and smell failure. I'm not sure anyone is ready for a tablet. Jeez, they weren't ready for the iPod or the iPhone. The pundits are sure Apple can't possibly pull this one off and sweep the entire nation off it's feet. I can't wait to see the tablet section in Apple retail stores. They're likely to have two tables full of tablets for the people to play with. I can only say that if Amazon can move Kindles, then surely Apple can move it's tablet device. Please don't let it be another MacBook Air.

  1. Tanker10a

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I wonder if this Tablet is going to feel and look like those I saw in the AVATAR movie?
    Now that would be awesome!

  1. philbot

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    yeah that would be great - I'm hoping for a dual lens camera for taking 3d pictures - that you'd be able to 'wiggle' left and right like a VR movie file.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    um....

    Many believe Apple is ready to unveil its tablet sometime this year, possibly as early as January at a special event held in San Francisco.

    Don't know how to tell the editors this, but January is NOT this year. Unless it turns out Apple's new tablet includes a flux capacitor and can take you back in time, and we find out Jobs debuted it 11 months ago after all!

    Now, I must say, if that were true, it might be worth the hype.

  1. Bad Cyborg

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

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    Oh, you mean the computer they stole from Minority Report.

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