updated 06:45 pm EST, Tue January 26, 2010
Jack Bauer to utilize the new device
Corroborating a number of earlier rumors, the Fox TV series 24 is reportedly set to feature an Apple tablet in one of the upcoming episodes, according to several tweets published by the show's director of photography, Rodney Charters. The device, referred to by Charters as the iSlate, will allegedly be utilized by the main character, Jack Bauer.
"Got a bit too excited probably more likely Episode 22 but Apple provided fingers crossed," Charters said.
It is unclear if the show is making its plans based on the rampant speculation, or if the tablet will be acquired through a promotion deal. Responding to another tweet, however, Charters suggests the network has had Apple product placements since Season 1.
MacGraw-Hill CEO Terry McGraw earlier Tuesday admitted that his company has been working with Apple to bring publications to the tablet platform. Apple is expected to announce the device on Wednesday at a press event held in San Francisco. [via Tasty Slate]