Apple tablet computer may ship in March: WSJ

Jan 04, 2010
Apple Inc. plans to unveil a long-awaited tablet computer this month which may begin to ship in March, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Apple Inc. plans to unveil a long-awaited tablet computer this month which may begin to ship in March, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Citing "people briefed by the company," the newspaper said the color screen tablet is expected to be a multimedia device that will let people watch movies and television shows, play games, surf the Web and read electronic books and newspapers.

The Journal said the device, which has been the subject of speculation for years, will come with a 10- to 11-inch (25.4- to 27.9-centimeter) touchscreen.

The newspaper said the tablet would be unveiled later this month but did not say exactly when.

All Things Digital, however, a technology blog owned by Dow Jones, publisher of the Journal, said had rented a San Francisco venue for January 27 to hold a media event and announce a "major new product."

Britain's Financial Times also reported last month that Apple had rented the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, a space Apple has used in the past, but for January 26 not January 27.

Apple, the Cupertino, California, company behind the , and iPod, routinely refuses to comment on products ahead of their release.

The Journal said Apple does not plan on shipping the tablet until March although "the shipping time hasn't been finalized and could change."

The newspaper quoted analysts as saying they believed an would be priced at around 1,000 dollars.

Apple is notoriously secretive about product launches and has declined to address the rumors concerning an "iSlate," "iPad" or "iTablet," which analysts have said may resemble an oversized or a low-cost netbook computer.

Explore further: Tomorrow's tablets? Look, no hands

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Apple up sharply on tablet computer reports

Dec 24, 2009

Apple Inc. shares hit a record high on Wall Street on Thursday following reports that the California company may unveil a long-awaited portable tablet computer next month.

Apple to unveil tablet computer: reports

Jul 27, 2009

What's next from Apple? According to various reports, the California-based company plans to come out later this year with a portable tablet-sized computer that can surf the Web and may also serve as an electronic book reader.

Apple lets iPhone apps get down to business

Oct 17, 2009

Apple said Friday that it is allowing businesses to sell content or services through applications given away for free at the iPhone maker's online App Store.

Apple to hold media event next week

Aug 31, 2009

Apple, with its usual air of mystery, announced on Monday that it would hold a media event next week but did not reveal what it would be about.

Recommended for you

Tomorrow's tablets? Look, no hands

Oct 24, 2014

Engineers in a suburban Chicago office complex have designed a new microphone that they say will be key to the future of smartphone and tablet technology because it gives consumers the ability to operate hand-held devices ...

Apple computer sells for record $905K in NY

Oct 23, 2014

One of the first Apple computers ever built has sold in New York for $905,000, leading Bonhams auction house to declare it the world's most expensive computer relic.

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

Oct 22, 2014

If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder ...

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

Oct 21, 2014

Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in ...

User comments : 0