Rumor: Apple Tablet Delayed. How Much Would You Pay?
This morning Digitimes reported that Apple has pushed back the launch of its tablet from the first quarter of 2010 to the second. The site is also claiming that the device will have a 9.7-inch OLED display, which would mean less power consumption but at a greater price. How does $1,200 – $1,500 sound? Or $2,000? Take the poll below and tell us how much you’d pay. I’m less excited for this tablet by the day. Not just because it keeps getting more and more ridiculously expensive, but also because it keeps floating further and further away. I don’t know if I’m ready to jump on board with Ian Paul of PCWorld who says that the tablet is dead, vaporware, and the dream of Apple fanboys who really want such a device and have convinced themselves that Apple is making it. Then again, there is a long history of Apple tablet rumors. It’s not looking good. Apple may bring out a tablet or they might not. But due to everyone assuming they would there is now more interest in slates than there have been in many years. Other tablets that actually exist are coming out soon, and next year may be as filled with tablet announcements as the last two years were with netbook announcements. So, am I excited about a $2,000 Apple tablet? No. Are you? I suspect not. The results of the poll below may surprise me, but I’m sure most people don’t want to pay that kind of money for something without a real keyboard.