Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 11:26 AM | Posted by drawbob
A reliable source tells LOOPRumors that Apple will indeed introduce an tablet-based computer a January 27th event that has yet to be formally announced by Apple. We’ve also learned a bit more about the upcoming device. It will in fact have two (2) cameras on the device. One camera on the back of the device for taking photos and videos and a front facing camera for video conferencing and face recognition technology.
The other known fact is that the operating system will run a version of OS X that is a hybrid between Mac OS X and the iPhone OS. Our source also teased us with this: “You won’t just use Multi-Touch™” implying that there are other ways to interact with the new tablet, as previously suggested by The New York Times.
We expect the forthcoming tablet from Apple to have all of the technology an iPhone carries, including accelerometers, magnetometers, and an oleophobic glass screen. The device will have much more real estate inside, allowing for more powerful and newer features, that the iPhone simply can not accommodate.
Although the rumored event has yet to be confirmed by Apple, hearing about the event prior to an official announcement is not uncommon. Stay tuned…