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.