Come See Our Latest Creation
Apple has posted their usual streaming QuickTime video of today's "Come see our latest creation" iPad introduction keynote.
A downloadable version is also now available as part of Apple's Keyn
Scott Forstall, Senior VP of iPhone software, took the stage as part of Apple's iPad introduction event to announce that "almost all" of Apple's iTunes App Store iPhone and iPod touch apps will be compatible with the new, 9.6 inch device.
Users can either run them at 1x iPhone scale (320x480) or hit a 2x button and double the size. They don't fill the screen, however, but run inside a black frame (like SD on a big HD display).
Facebook was shown as an example.
TiPb will be providing full, live meta-blog coverage of Apple's "Come see our latest creation" iTablet/iSlate/iPad event starting just before 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm GT right here on this very page. Give us a bookmark and come back and join us for the big event. We look forward to chatting with you!
And if you want to follow along with us, here are some the live coverage we'll be locked on:
Today's "Come see our latest creation event" almost assuredly sees Apple reveal their long in development, long anticipated iTablet/iSlate/iPad, and along with finding out the name so I never have to type that again, we should finally put to rest all the rumors, leaks, and fakes -- for this first version at least!
So while we all wait in anticipation, here's a final roundup to help pass the time:
A MacRumors reader snapped the above pic of Apple getting the poster art in place for their upcoming "Come see our latest creation" event, set to kick off this Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm GT. TiPb will be live meta-blogging the event right on the homepage, and we'd be pleased as punch and pie if you joined us for our usual commentary and color.
Meanwhile, the net is fair exploding with leaks, rumors, and leaky rumors. Here's a sampling:
UPDATE: 9to5mac followed up with Flurry and heard back from Peter Farago , VP of Marketing. Farago confirmed that they'd seen iPhone devices running OS 4.0 but those left the Cupertino campus whereas the tablet device did not (for secrecy reasons?). Also, the types of apps being tested (news, books, games) matched what they believed a tablet device would run. Read the complete statement via the link a
No one outside the contract signers at Apple and AT&T know for sure when US iPhone exclusivity ends, but HotHardware is stirring up a storm with the rumor that it ends this Wednesday, at Apple's "Come see our latest creation" event:
According to an inside source close to the going-ons involved in all of this, a new tablet of some sort may not be the only thing on deck for next Wednesday though. We have been led to believe by an inside source that AT&T will lose their iPhone exclusivity on the same day
Not much hear besides the title -- Steve Jobs says the iTablet/iSlate/iPad "will be the most important thing I've ever done" -- which TechCrunch says they haven't heard first hand but have heard second and third hand from multiple sources. Wait... what?
Okay, let's have fun and assume it's true. This from the man who brought or helped bring the Apple II, Macintosh, iPod, iTunes, Apple Retail, Pixar, and the iPhone to market? If he's really that excited about the tablet, then it will be tough to set expectations any hi
TiPb's iTablet hopes and dreams are fairly simple -- Apple, please make us a device we can give to our moms and never get another tech support call back from them in our lives.
Okay, maybe never is dreaming in AMOLED color, but we'd settle for seldom at this point. And we don't mean to pick on mom -- feel free to substitute or add dad, siblings, neighbors, and everyone else to the list.
Apple announces their Jan. 27 "Come see our latest creation" event, and like a big, rumor-filled moth to an increasingly rabid internet flame, rumors of a Verizon iPhone being part of it follow:
"We believe there is a good chance," writes Canaccord Adams' Peter Misek in a note to clients Wednesday, "that the 'One more thing…' part of next week’s presentation may include two iPhone-related announcements: namely, the release of iPhone OS 4.0 and the unveiling of iPhone 4G coming to Verizon in June."