Are you sick of rumors yet? It’s a long shot, and as always, based mostly on speculation, but yes, the time is right for a tablet Mac. There has been absolutely nothing to lead us to believe that there will be a Tablet type Macintosh other than shear market desire (it worked with video iPods!) A few more things to consider as we approach WWDC 2007:
- The ModBook is set to start shipping. The current Apple regime (read: Steve Jobs) doesn’t like other shops showing them up. If you don’t believe me, ask Daystar, Motorola, PowerComputing, UMAX and company. It’s hard to imagine Jonathan Ives/Jobs being even slightly OK with this.
- Sony UX-90 series Palmtops have been really wowing customers and they are only getting smaller and faster and at the same time adding features. Apple knows this market is exploding and will only cover the small sized end with the iphone
- Apple and Cingular are becoming bestest friends. That makes having a wireless plan that much less expensive and easy. Also Europe and much of asia are on the same GSM/HSDPA track as Cingular
- We aren’t the only ones thinking this: