Apple 15 inch Tablet?
Digitimes reports on a tablet-like computer coming from Apple:
- Apple Computer plans to launch a wireless display for a desktop system, according to sources. The display is said to resemble a Tablet PC in appearance and include a detachable keyboard but not have a battery. Whether it has handwriting recognition or any screen input capability is unclear.
Without a battery, it seems such a device would not be portable system, but instead an at-home device. The Register speculates: "If the story is accurate, we reckon Apple is targeting not the business-oriented Tablet PC market but the living room PC consumer arena."
Launch release is planned for 1st Quarter of 2004, per the article.
Digitimes, as a source of upcoming rumors, has not been historically accurate. Rumors of a 19" iMac emerged from Digitimes almost a year ago. Of note, Digitimes is still reporting that Apple plans on launching a 19" iMac.
(See this page two rumor for some more information of the original Chinese news article)