The Mac Tablet rumor, been going around for a couple of month now, however signs of some truth are starting to come around. Recently Apple has filed patents that have led the public to believe that a release is imminent. So what will it look like, what will it feature, specs, all that are mere speculations at this point in time. But I’m sure one can draw conclusions based on their target audience, it’s gonna make a world of a difference if Apple is targeting pro designers or casual mobility user.
For casual users, or more like netbook users, who demand long battery life 10 hours+, should be very light 1kG, excellent connectivity wifi + 3G, HDMI for movies, affordable price, etc..
For Pro Designers, who are into animations, and graphical design in general they use tablets such as Wacom to draw digitally. Having a tablet means you can draw on the screen much like drawing on paper. This is already present, it’s called a Modbook by a company called Axiotron, you basically buy a normal Mac Book and then axiotron “mods” it for you resulting in a “ModBook” now you have a Mac Tablet.
Personally I don’t think that this is what Apple will be expected to launch. If one looks at trends you will see now that Apple is going for a more mass effect products, like iPod, like iPhone so it only makes sense that the Mac Tablet will be for more casual users. So now on to the rumor images, I love how everyone makes graphical designs of their expectations Continue reading »