One of the greatest things about Apple is that their new launches are always so much shrouded in mystery till the last minute that rumors and speculations just don't die till the actual announcement.
With less than five days to go, I'm sure many of you, like me are eagerly waiting for Apple to unveil their "latest creation" – the Tablet.
The problems with the AT&T network is well known and documented. According to Gerard Halleren, the director of research at TownHall Investment Research, the reason behind the network woes is not just because of the exponential growth in data usage, but also because the company has "shortchanged" its wireless infrastructure at the expense of its wired network.
With the announcement of the Tablet around the corner, a lot of questions have been asked on whether this will turn out to be yet another cash cow market for Apple.
According to Mike Abramsky from RBC Capital Markets; the investment banking firm of the Royal Bank of Canada, a study by his company indicates that Apple is likely to sell 5 million units of the Tablet in the first year, generating revenue of $2.8 billion.
We could be moving towards a scenario where power-guzzling iPhone applications could be run without the fear of your iPhone battery draining out. In a new patent filed by Apple recently with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the company has revealed information about their research on electronic devices like iPhone being powered by solar energy.
Apple's launch of the iPhone in 2007 revolutionized the mobile internet segment. AT&T claims that their network has seen a 7000% increase in wireless broadband usage since then. However, while the device was nothing less than revolutionary, the exclusive deal with AT&T meant that criticism regarding the poor network has continued to this day.
According to sources Apple Insider talked to, the Tablet will resemble the iPhone very much and will sport almost all the buttons found on the iPhone; including the home button and volume toggle button. The Tablet is also expected to come with the black border around the display; much like the iPhone.
The former President of Google China had also remarked that the upcoming Apple Tablet will look like a large iPhone.
Earlier today, we had reported on the possibility of Apple partnering with Verizon in the launch of a subsidized Apple Tablet.
Now, it appears that Verizon might not be the only partner carrier. Folks at Boy Genius Report have indicated that AT&T too could be playing a part in the launch.
The partnership between Apple and Verizon appears to be on more than one front. After we reported yesterday that Cupertino could be announcing their plans to sell iPhone 4G through Verizon, we are now hearing that Verizon could also be partnering Apple in the sale of Tablets.
Wall Street Journal has confirmed that Apple will indeed release the much-awaited tablet computer at next week’s big media event.
They have provided some details about the tablet computer based on information they’ve received from their sources who are "familiar with what’s happening".