An iPad with keyboard dock might be coming to blur the tablet boundaries, says analyst
He 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. 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".
Well, if Apple is planning a physical keyboard dock as an indispensable accessory to the next iPad, which will attach easily to the tablet and serve several functions, like what we had with the Smart Covers for the iPad 2, or what we have with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, then Tim Cook's "will soon satisfy" comment makes a lot of sense. At this point, though, this is only the fruit of an analyst's imagination
The iPad 3 unveiling is not that far away, and we should know more then. Not that we don't have an abundance of iPad keyboard accessories in every shape and form imaginable, but an officially-endorsed by Apple attachment dock is surely to send some ripples throughout the OEM world.
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