An iPad with keyboard dock might be coming to blur the tablet boundaries, says analyst
0. phoneArena 06 Feb 2012, 08:28 posted on
A Citigroup analyst sat with Tim Cook last week and asked whether Apple intends to lose the Intel silicon and Mac OS X in the MacBook Air line, and replace them with ARM-based processor and iOS at some point. Apple's main man apparently answered in such a way that Mr Gardner "walked away from this meeting with the impression that Apple feels iPad satisfies - or will soon satisfy - the needs of those who might have been interested in such a product"...
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1. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Remember Apple INOVATES and never copies.
6. greenrolaids (Posts: 56; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)
lol i cant tell if your being sarcastic or not.
If your not then you are an apple sheep.. go away baaa baaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
2. superguy (Posts: 293; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
An iPad Transformer. Wow ... an Apple doesn't steal ideas? Watch, they'll probably claim they were working on it all along and Asus stole it from them. :D
3. 14545 (Posts: 1468; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Nope, they'll do one better and try to patent it. Then sue ASUS for use of their technology.
4. andro. (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Hmmm if the picture is correct then apple is again copying an existing android creation here.They will claim it as a worlds first and will be full of the 'this is incredible' speeches again at the unveiling. Brilliant innovation again here from apple,this changes everything again
5. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Apple invented tablets with keyboard docks!!!
At lest, they will tell so. And people will believe.
7. Stuntman (Posts: 835; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
When shopping for a tablet last year, I decided to get the Asus Eee Pad Transformer instead of the iPad 2 because the Eee Pad had a really good keyboard dock. There wasn't anything for the iPad at the time that was comparable to the Eee Pad Transformers keyboard dock. If there were, I would have gotten the iPad instead.
For me, a tablet without a good text input device is an incomplete product. I generally do a lot of typing on my tablet and I do not like on-screen keyboards. If Apple is coming out with a keyboard dock, then that is a step in the right direction. Maybe they would come out with an iPhone with a keyboard as well for people like me.
9. droidguy2323 (Posts: 55; Member since: 23 Sep 2011)
I just want a quad core iPad with 8 mp camera with Osx lion and keyboard dock. Oops that's a high end $1400 MacBook air