January 25, 2010
Slight Delay for the Apple Tablet
According to CNN, there may be some slight delays in the shipments of the new Apple tablet computer. The article states that Apple is working through some of the small issues that people are still having with the device during testing. The “battery life and durability” aren’t quite yet up to par of what the company would like to see with the tablet. The device is described as: “a hybrid between an iPhone/iPod touch and a Mac.” Sweet!
Even though the computer won’t be shipping until June, it seems, the timeline is still similar to what the iPhone’s was: produced in January (2007) and released in June. This isn’t surprising to me, honestly: the company wants the product to be in its best condition before releasing it to the public. They did the same thing for the iPod, the iPhone, and all of their computer models.
Apple is also looking through the options of the device’s mobile and internet reliability. Right now, they’re leaning toward having the device rely more on Wi-Fi than on any 3G network, since those (on any network) are not known for speed or reliability. Wi-Fi would produce faster and more reliable results.
There have been speculations on the price of the device, as well. Initially, it had been said that the computer would be sold close to $600/unit. However, due to more pronounced costs for the touch-screen, as well as other new features, the cost may reach up to $999. We won’t know for sure until Apple releases its own statement on Thursday. We’ll keep you updated!
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am