Is this the iSlate's screen?

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Is this the iSlate's screen?
The Mac Observer was sent a picture by an anonymous tipster of what appears to be the screen for the upcoming Apple tablet. Their source says that the screen is 10 inches. At the top is an opening for a speaker while the hole in the upper left could be for a front facing camera. The larger hole at the bottom would seem a good location for a "Home" button. While the photo resembles a giant iPhone and no confirmation of authenticity could be obtained, Mac Observer says it does trust its source. The 10 inch screen does fall in line with some of the specs being bandied about. We will most likely know for sure on January 27th when Steve Jobs is expected to present what some believe will be called the iSlate, to a mouth-watering public.

source: MacObserver via BGR


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7 Comments

1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I say it looks like an 11.425 inch 3D amoled screen with a 2100x1900 resolution. I'm guessing it will have 1500 ppi too. Yeah my point is that when u take a pic of an object amd it takes up the entire frame with no other objects as a frame of reference you can say anything about it. Quite honestly I kinda think it may be the screenof the next iPhone. If it were, that puts a reference to the size. If the bezel is the same size as the current model then the smaller space for a home button and the smaller space on the top amd bottom between the screen and the edge make me believe the screen itself will be larger than 3.5" current model. I hope anyway. As I said there is no way of knowing and this is just an educated guess that relies on the assumption this is an iphone screen because the islate is still just a rumor. So not even that educated. Lol

4. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Hey, clevername... Umm... clever... name.

6. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

you think so? thanks i try

2. deejay52420

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I say no because its a cpu not a phone so i think that the speaker hole is not needed...i say no to this one

3. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

I would certainly hope that the thing had stereo speakers if it did indeed have external speakers. That would be foolish on Apple's part to make such a "cutting edge" device with only 1 speaker. I mean I have a 10 yr old Creative MP3 player with stereo speakers. The HTC Wizard had Stereo speakers for crying out loud. (Although pointing to HTC as an example of progress in this case is counter-productive seeing as how none of their later offerings have had stereo speakers. What's up with that anyway?) Unless it boasts Bose's wave(tm) technology, hmm? ...I think not. Which leads me to believe it to be the next iPhone screen bezel.

5. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Besides, why would a tablet styled device be set up as if it would be held portrait most of the time and not landscape? It doesn't make sense. Clevername was spot on with the "frame of reference" comments. Did I mention he has a clever name? It makes me laugh and every time I think "hey, clever name..." I think of Austin Powers saying "Allow myself to introduce... myself..." or "You're one groovy baby... *looks left, looks right, shifts awkwardly* ...baby..."

7. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

one last thing i forgot to mention...this could be complete bulls#@t. i remember last year i seen similar pics of"the new iphone screen bezel" and the had the speaker at the top of the bezel and there was one for a 3.5 in screen and one for a 2.1 inch scree.(i think it was 2.1). the pics looked just as credible as this. which doesnt say much. so this could be bs just like that was. we all have to remember, the only thing apple said about anything other than a regular laptop is that they cant see a way to make a sub 1000 dollar computer that doesnt suck, to paraphrase jobs.

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