Chilli X “ developers of PhotoFrame, DeskClock and several other iPhone apps “ have got a good blog post up doing some speculating on the supposedly upcoming Apple tablet device. However, most people have been speculating on the hardware rather than the software, so we at Chilli X thought we ‘d join in the fun […]
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Recommended: An iPhone Developer’s Speculation on the Apple Tablet

ChilliX Apple Tablet

Chilli X “ developers of PhotoFrame, DeskClock and several other iPhone apps “ have got a good blog post up doing some speculating on the supposedly upcoming Apple tablet device.

However, most people have been speculating on the hardware rather than the software, so we at Chilli X thought we ‘d join in the fun and imagine what we could do with all these extra pixels. So we ‘ve used some of our existing apps as a starting point and mocked up these images showing the type of app we ‘d like to build. Imagine a combination of PhotoFrame, DeskClock and PlaySafe “ what do you think?

I ‘m glad to see more thoughts on the software side of things “ and I like the general direction shown in the mockup.

I also enjoyed reading Chilli X ‘s predictions on what OS the new device may run:

At the moment nobody even knows what operating system it will run but here ‘s what we think. It won ‘t be running Snow Leopard “ there ‘s no point putting the same operating system that people use to do high end rendering and print ready artwork on a small, less powerful device. If it was to run Snow Leopard then Apple would have to figure out a way of stopping you installing certain types of application and that ‘s just messy.

It won ‘t run the current iPhone operating system either, although it will run most existing iPhone apps in smaller windows (almost like OS X dashboard widgets). My guess is that they ‘ll use the event to announce iPhone OS 4.0 with lots of cool new features including support for larger screen sizes. It makes perfect sense “ everyone loves the iPhone OS. Users because it ‘s slick, fun and easy to use and Apple because of all the money they make from the App Store “ why would they want to use Snow Leopard and not be able to control what software goes on there (and get a cut of it).

Naturally, I ‘d love to see an OS 4.0 announcement at the rumored event later this month, and it would be great to see iPhone apps able to run in some way on the new device.

Check out the full post by Chilli X here:

http://chillix.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/the-apple-tablet/

And let them and us know what you think and what you ‘d like to see.

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