TechCrunch is claiming that Apple is working on a second that will be “much more like a Mac than an iPhone.” But the information we?re hearing is that Apple is thinking much larger for another version of the product, maybe all the way up to the 15.4? size that it currently uses for one version […]
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Mac OS X-Based Tablet Still On The Way?

apple-touchscreen-netbook11.jpgTechCrunch is claiming that Apple is working on a second that will be “much more like a Mac than an iPhone.”

But the information we?re hearing is that Apple is thinking much larger for another version of the product, maybe all the way up to the 15.4? size that it currently uses for one version of the MacBook Pro. If you think that would be way too big for an iPad, we?re also hearing that this other tablet would be quite a bit different from the one revealed last week. Namely, it could run a version of OS X much closer to the traditional version that runs on Macs.

TechCrunch goes on to say the device will launch within the next year.

Nope, I don’t buy it. First off, anyone that has held one of these, such as John Gruber, says that this is more than a large iPhone. Secondly, Apple has obviously put a lot of effort into creating a custom UI for the device. They probably could have just squeezed Mac OS X onto the device in the first place, but opted not to for the sake of a better user experience. In short, I see no Mac OS X-based tablet in the foreseeable future.

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