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Site Claims To Have Full Apple 'iSlate' Specs

The last week or so has seen an already intense rumor gain some serious momentum. Yes, we're talking about the fabled Apple Tablet Computer. One site says it has the full spec sheet. If it's real, it's impressive.

The last week or so has seen an already intense rumor gain some serious momentum. Yes, we're talking about the fabled Apple Tablet Computer. One site says it has the full spec sheet. If it's real, it's impressive.I can't vouch for the validity of this information. Phone Arena published the specs the other day, and claim that the information comes from a source inside Apple. Whether or not they are accurate, the list makes for what could be a heck-of-a device.

According to Phone Arena, the iSlate will have a seven-inch screen and run a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache and 1066MHz system bus. It will be sold with 2GB of RAM, but will support up to 8GB. The iSlate will feature a 120GB SATA hard drive that spins at 4200rpm. This I have a hard time believing. No SSD? C'mon.

Other specs include a built-in iSight camera and projector; multitouch display with oleophobic coating; two USB ports and an SD slot; stereo speakers with mic and optical digital output; and gigabit ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Not bad at all, but perhaps a bit far-fetched.

The real kicker is the operating system. According to the spec sheet, the iSlate won't run either OS X Snow Leopard or iPhone OS. Instead, it will run "Mac OS X Clouded Leopard v10.7." Um, what was that again? Clouded Leopard? Does that mean the device will come with a mandatory MobileMe account? We can only guess.

Apps installed include iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, Photo Booth, and Front Row.

*Slap*

Yeah, wake up. You're probably dreaming.

For Further Reading

Apple iSlate Chatter Obscures Device Significance;

Apple Tablet Success Riding On Touch-Panel Patents.

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