Apple may unveil a product so surprising that it will leave the industry scrambling.

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    Smart phone fits in my pocket and laptop fits in my bag. Why do I need something that wont fit in my pocket and will break in my bag? Some laptops have had the ability to become tablets for several years now and I haven't seen them catch on.
     
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    tablets are going to be huge for upcoming years... many business and hospital settings will use these...

    but why buy Apple's over... Asus/Acer/Lenovo/Toshiba, etc?
     
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    Because spending hundreds (or thousands) of extra dollars on an overpriced novelty item produced by Apple is the only way that people can stay "hip."

    Duh.
     
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    We use them in the field to switch between laptop and tablet mode.....useful but can't see it used en mass.....
     
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    This "tablet" (as rumors go) is closer to an oversized, color Kindle than an actual functional PC tablet (like the ToughBook, Fujitsu Stylistic and others).

    The MS Courier is every bit as fascinating (Microsoft Courier Heats up Tablet Sector - PC World) but of course dosn't have Apple's fanboys to declare it the "next coming" device.
     
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    I hope release this tablet and doing well, so other will follow and make a better and cheaper one for us...same to the iphone and the other game consoles.
     
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    and create more jobs in the US. One thing that I do like about Apple, that they kept all of your their development and support jobs in the US. They do not outsource them except for manufacturing jobs.
     
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    one of 100 links to the Android version in the works: ICD Ultra 7-inch Tegra T20 Android tablet announced - SlashGear

    the apple one is old news (years and years), but still looks really cool. the problem is going to be pricing. i can build two better PCs for the price of every ONE mac, they are just too overpriced. i'm not saying apple stuff is bad (we all know better), just that people are willing to pay too much for a status symbol.

    edit: and the Android one looks freaking sweet. (read: not girly.)
     
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    MS does this too.

    These look cool, but I can't see them being useful for myself or making my life easier. I will never write a URL into a browser :icon_eek:
     
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    Well, not exactly in the U.S. I have a extended support on my iMac and when I dial the 800 number I speak with people in Canada.
     
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    It reminds me of the iRack skit at
     
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    What does this have to do with Droid?

    Like seriously.... Waht does apply have to do with a Droid? Is an apple making an Android?? If not, then post it elsewhere please.
    Not trying to be a jerk or anything, just off topic posts make on topic posts get hidden.
     
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    Should be moved to off topic I agree.