TouchMyApps » Tablet http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:45:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 Four Top Tips for Buying a New Tablet http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/03/22/four-top-tips-for-buying-a-new-tablet/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2013/03/22/four-top-tips-for-buying-a-new-tablet/#comments Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:01:35 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=72217 Whether you’re upgrading from a first generation tablet computer, or are considering entering the market for the first time it’s fair to say that there’s a lot to learn. The market for tablet computers has been growing at a steady pace since the release of the first iPad and the consumer now faces a plethora … Read more]]>

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Whether you’re upgrading from a first generation tablet computer, or are considering entering the market for the first time it’s fair to say that there’s a lot to learn. The market for tablet computers has been growing at a steady pace since the release of the first iPad and the consumer now faces a plethora of choices. For each user, there is a solution out there waiting to be found. Here, we take a look at a few steps which can help you on your way to buying the right tablet for you.

Determine the Right Operating System

The market for tablets is split into three main sects: Apple’s iOS; Microsoft’s Windows 8; and Android. The decision you make on which operating system is right for you will not only have massive consequences for which tablet computer you end up with, but also for the way in which you end up using it.

The operating system you choose will determine which apps you have access to, as well as the way in which you interact with your tablet computer. As well as researching the respective app stores, you may want to visit a store to get to grips with each of the operating systems. None has yet emerged as a favourite, leaving the final decision down to your own personal preferences. That said, many may agree that iOS is more user friendly, whereas Android offers more configurable options right out of the box. One other thing to keep in mind is that Apple’s App Store has considerable more apps that are specifically designed for the tablet.

Understand Your Usage

Tablets are versatile – this is part of their appeal. What this means is that the market has a lot to offer. Some tablets are ultimately better than others at certain things; at other things, they may be less effective.

The key to getting the most for your money is in understanding your requirements and applying them to the market. Compromise is an integral part of buying a tablet – the successful buyer will know where they are willing to make this compromise in order to limit the damage.

Increase Your Budget

There is a tablet computer out there for just about every budget. Whatever you need yours for, it’s always an attractive proposition to stretch your budget as far as you can afford to. One way to free up some extra money is to trade in your previous tablet or to make a sale online. Making the decision to sell your iPad could be the difference between your being able to afford two models.

Consider Connectivity

Due to their status as a sort of hybrid product, filling the niche between a laptop and a smart phone, one of the most appealing features of a tablet computer is broad connectivity. Whether you’re keen to exchange data with other devices, or are simply looking to browse your own local data on a larger display, a tablet with great connectivity can change the way in which it is used.

 


Matt Ripley is a software developer and journalist from Ringwood, Hampshire. As well as developing a variety of tablet friendly apps, Matt spends his time writing about the benefits of choosing to sell iPads and upgrade to the latest technologies.

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India’s iPad Killer: A Race to the Bottom http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/07/27/indias-ipad-killer-a-race-to-the-bottom/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/07/27/indias-ipad-killer-a-race-to-the-bottom/#comments Tue, 27 Jul 2010 17:19:51 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=36644 As demand continues to outstrip supply, and with the limited availability of iPads in developing countries continue to jack up retail prices all over the world, India steps up to offer a low-cost contender. Fully supported by the their national government, India’s prototype is estimated to cost only $35, a fraction of the iPad’s cost. … Read more]]>

As demand continues to outstrip supply, and with the limited availability of iPads in developing countries continue to jack up retail prices all over the world, India steps up to offer a low-cost contender. Fully supported by the their national government, India’s prototype is estimated to cost only $35, a fraction of the iPad’s cost. Design decisions which trim down hardware costs as well as open source software can bring down the price to as low as $20.

Like its more expensive cousin, the tablet offers a number of features – it has word-processing and web browsing capabilities. In addition, it offers video-conferencing and an option to upgrade to use solar power.

Running on the Linux operating system, the open source software will help bring down costs. The Indian government hopes a manufacturer will come on board to realize the project which is geared towards students as an alternative educational tool to stave off higher textbook production costs.

Steve Job famously once dismissed notions of adding a netbook to its mobile compiting line, saying that it is not Apple’s thrust to make a cheap sub-notebook that will actually work. India, on the other hand, wants to prove that it’s possible. India’s cost cutting initiative is not new. In the past, India has managed to shock the world with its incredibly cheap cars and open heart surgeries. Only time will tell if this cheap-as-nails tablet will in fact come to fruition in the near future.

[via BBC]

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Apple iPad – Coming for the lost http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/01/28/apple-ipad-coming-for-the-lost/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/01/28/apple-ipad-coming-for-the-lost/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2010 13:59:01 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=26896 The development community have wrapped 140 000 apps under their collective belt; Apple have seen 3 billion apps downloaded from the App store; and the hitherto iconic iPod is fading into Apple’s focal background even as it surpasses an impressive number of its own: 250 million units sold. Steve Jobs and Apple haven’t made any … Read more]]>

The development community have wrapped 140 000 apps under their collective belt; Apple have seen 3 billion apps downloaded from the App store; and the hitherto iconic iPod is fading into Apple’s focal background even as it surpasses an impressive number of its own: 250 million units sold. Steve Jobs and Apple haven’t made any promises – the iPad isn’t even at market yet. But it has pulled at myriad heartstrings: it has grabbed the spotlight. But why is it important and is it worthwhile to buy, and if so, who will benefit from it?

Congrats Apple, you have risen from the ashes of the 90′s thanks in no small part to the iPod. But just as the iPod’s squeaky clean lines saturate the world, you spring something on us from the annals of your own failed product: the Apple Newton. The iPad is everything the Newton should have been. The iPad is in fact, a less-stellar product than the Newton was – when contrasted with contemporary technology. But, with Apple 2.0, it is all about timing and THE device, not about technology.

Technology doesn’t matter because most people don’t use it, they scream about it. Giga-Mega-Dual – it is fool’s talk. At the end of the day, in front of Facebook or ミクシー it is how you use it – and most people use a tenth of what even the most meagre of modern computers is capable of. Still, for tech buffs, there is still plenty to yammer about: custom A4 processor, multi-touch capacitive display, IPS(!!!) LCD screen, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc., but it’s business time:

The iPad is isn’t large iPod touch
The physical size of the iPad’s touch screen – the fact that it is just a massive iPod touch – is probably its most important and most quizzical feature. The iDevice rocks because multitouch technology is smack in the palm of your hand. It aids daily tasks by effectively negating the small screen touch and feel. Web, print, and photos are great to browse and interact with because the iDevice interface isn’t clunky. Everything that the iPhone is, is hinged on technology the technology fulcrums of its manipulability as a touch screen device.

The iPad is neither pocketable, nor palm-able. It is a two-hand device as much as a keyboard and mouse are. Forget thumb-typing whilst sipping your favourite coffee. Forget discrete reading on the train. Forget ultimate portability. Steve Jobs and his associates and colleagues each were accompanied by handlers. Standing whilst operating the iPad must be tiring despite it weighing just over 600 grams. Apple conveyed is that the iPad isn’t for really active use, it is a sitting device. So whereas the iPod touch is an everywhere-device for: the living room, the office, the bedroom (oh, you are naughty!)

The iPad is isn’t a Laptop
So why is it important? What makes it a compelling purchase? Firstly, it is precisely because of the fact that the iPad is unwieldy that it is exciting. Like a laptop, it is meant for sitting. But unlike a laptop, it isn’t tied to a keyboard. You can use the somewhat cramped on-screen implementation of one, or you can add a bluetooth keyboard when at a table. But unlike tablet computers, it doesn’t run a desktop OS. Its design goals are simple: to do basic computing needs very well. Consider it an ad-hoc laptop, tablet, subcompact, and iPod – it is a bit of everything.

The iPad is isn’t an easel
The iPad is also an ad hoc easel. Steve Sprang showcased a great-looking iPad version of Brushes, his exciting finger-painting app. The iPad’s larger touch-screen playbox is perfect for art, for small-time presentations, for direct creativity. It is an ad hoc creativity device. Or, it could be. There still is dearth of vector applications, not to mention CAD software for any flavour of OSX.

Magazine: The New Yorker's cover was painted with Brushes

But that is where the developer comes in. The iPad will not thrive or dive based on its hardware function set; like the iPhone and iPod touch, it is the way its hardware can be activated by creative devs which will set it apart. The fact that it doesn’t run desktop OSX means that it has a chance as a platform, albeit in a niche market.

The iPad is isn’t a netbook or tablet computer
If it was either, it would have full-fledged OSX under the bonnet, proper audio IN/Out, USB, and God forbid, maybe even Firewire. Currently, the thing looks like a Korean PMP – gigantic portable devices which are a craze among the young – and its flashy screen screams money. It plays bolder games than its iDevice siblings. But rather than attaining to be the ultimate device for either leisure activity, it draws scorn from would-be fans. Audiophiles decry its lack of optical output, or USB for external DACs. Gamers think the thing too big and gutless to replace dedicated devices. And not even the Apple-approved SD card fits in anywhere.

Current-crop netbooks are aces of portability though some sport ‘full size’ keyboards. Others fetch speedy processors, large harddisks, and gobs of RAM, but not a single one makes use of the power – they can’t. The screens are horrid as are the majority of track pads and speakers; their diminutive size prevents any real work from getting done.

But worst of all, most are tied to Windows. While A-okay in a desktop or powerful notebook, Windows is too needy to be a realistic portable operating system – especially when that portable connects to internet. Windows-based netbooks crawl when churning through Norton Antivirus and fastidious firewalls. And Linux-based netbooks, though free from viruses and trojans preclude work and play by their very size and shoddy… everything.

The iPad is isn’t an eBook reader
Sadly no, it isn’t. But where eInk powered eBook readers are great on the eyes, they do too little for most users today. Apple 2.0 reach for the biggest market segment. That segment is dominated by young people, and as a former young person, I can tell you that reading isn’t a high priority for most. Instead, Apple include a good eBook store, iBook (snark), a great IPS display, and a goodly-sizes screen for reading. There will be eye-strain, there will be battery issues when compared to competing eBook readers. But, the iPad reaches for more than Amazon or Sony can with their sophisticated reading devices. Textbooks and professional publications are likely to follow, and depending on rights-issues, the iPad may become a very good reading device for the casual to serious reader.

The iPad is…
With Apple’s event over and the wee-willy-wow Jobsisms out of the way, it is time to focus on the iPad’s market. The above paragraphs point to a multiple personality split by portability, playability, and productivity. But as was repeated again and again yesterday, the iPad is: internet, pictures, movies, games, work – at your fingertips. I can see this being a potential for sales among the computing newbie. Sitting in front of a desktop or laptop is daunting especially if all you want to do is read an email or at most, load up YouTube. But at the same time, curling your body around a tiny iPhone is tiring. The iPad raises basic computing from out of the mire of the office without screaming “wannabe laptop!” like its netbook colleagues do.

Semantisists decry the name; but the iPad follows no cycles other than Apple’s own development cycle, and there are no strings attached. And, unlike sanitary devices of the same name, there are no strings attached. Apple haven’t always named things right. The iPod isn’t a pretty name, and MacBook is cacophony at best. But iPad is probably Apple’s most wink-wink-nudge-nudge funnily embarrassingly named device to date. And depending on your accent, iPad can sound just like iPod. Even Jesus Jobs slipped up in the presentation.

But in the end, Apple have done it again. I will buy an iPad, though not till my purse has recovered from the sudden shock of having to fix my 600Ω Beyerdynamic DT-880 headphones – what a doozy. For people like me who need battery life and portability, but still require simple productivity whilst out and about, there isn’t another feasible device.

The fact is that what we saw yesterday was a demo. By the time it ships, it will likely sport the new iPhone OS 4.0 and a slew of modified-for-iPad apps and accessories. It might even support Adobe’s proprietary Flash. The Premium App Store which circulated last year probably point to the iPad. Apple will support the device and as there is money to be made, so too will developers.

In fact, that is the number one reason why the iPad shouldn’t be overlooked: Apple designed it. The OS is built, tweaked and tested specifically for the iPad. The hardware is made specifically for the iPad. Apps will be made to take advantage of it as a platform, even above its regular iDevice siblings. This isn’t the plug’n play world of Windows where every hardware manufacturer competes for cutest colour, for best finger scanner, or most bounce-able hardware – the iPad is an Apple device which is made ground up to accomplish the purposes which Apple set.

It entices haters and lovers both to foam at the mouth; indeed, it draws “I am not an Apple sheep” sheep to slander the Cupertino company, its products, and chime in every second about superior products. Fans are probably dismayed by a lack here or a design flaw there, but most are already counting their pesos.

It isn’t perfect, but it is the perfectest non-laptop portable computing device which isn’t a smartphone yet. That, friends, is why it matters.

Lots of iPad love here:

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Dell Mini 5 Android Slate – IWIWA http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/01/13/dell-mini-5-android-slate-iwiwa/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/01/13/dell-mini-5-android-slate-iwiwa/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:46:08 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=26007 Yesterday’s news, aka Dell, have got a little something something up their sleeves: a 5 inch slate device which packs a neat little camera a the most flattering of shiny screens. While its nomenclature reminds one of a car, and not to mention the fact that DELL is a four letter word around certain parts, … Read more]]>

Yesterday’s news, aka Dell, have got a little something something up their sleeves: a 5 inch slate device which packs a neat little camera a the most flattering of shiny screens. While its nomenclature reminds one of a car, and not to mention the fact that DELL is a four letter word around certain parts, the device is cute. Techie bits and tits aside, the Mini 5 has one very good thing going for it. No, it isn’t the jump-on-the-bandwagon-copying-Apple’s-shiny-advert-shots. No – it is Android under the bonnet. That this squeaky clean machine been tied to Windows Mobile, this post would lost in the fray. Android is going places where OSX and Windows aren’t welcome: the kitchen, a place where computerised appliances such as microwaves are queueing up for robotic love.

Indeed, Apple’s most competent competitor is an open source operating system – something the Californian giant hasn’t struggled against before. The prior baddies: IBM and Microsoft have no product which can spread like a germ. Freely licensed software is a killer marketing strategy which has pundits for and against it, but likely will emerge as the new force to be reckoned with. Android is blossoming on a flowering field of phones, small computers and kitchen appliances – the very place where Apple are likely to trip.

They have never had to fend off anything but computers before. Embedded devices which can to a certain extent, run Android represent a new scene which in the long run, may force Apple to loosen its belt and let its OS hang out. While I would never buy a non-Apple computer for various reasons, I would buy a GE refrigerator with OSX.

Hardware manufacturers don’t have much to offer. The Dell Mini 5 isn’t exactly wieldy: you can’t really compute seriously on 5 inches, and at the same time, it is pretty big to stuff in a pocket (how bout a cute lappy case for that 5-incher, Mr. Johnson?)

Apple are on top now with a great mobile OS and a great hardware base. But Google’s OS will creep into more and more devices which look crap, and speak IWIWA (I wish I was Apple) better than Palm.

I welcome our new robotic overlords.

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Updated: Apple’s Store is down – Snow Leopard? iPod touch? tablet? Answer: Snow Leopard http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/08/24/apples-store-is-down-snow-leopard-ipod-touch-tablet/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/08/24/apples-store-is-down-snow-leopard-ipod-touch-tablet/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:18:13 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=18623 It is Monday, not the strangest day for a release from Apple, but certainlky no Tuesday. In any case, the Store is down which can mean only one thing: a release. Whether it is Snow Leopard, an iPod touch, or something even less expected but more widelly rumoured — something perhaps like the Spanish Inquisition … Read more]]>
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It is Monday, not the strangest day for a release from Apple, but certainlky no Tuesday. In any case, the Store is down which can mean only one thing: a release. Whether it is Snow Leopard, an iPod touch, or something even less expected but more widelly rumoured — something perhaps like the Spanish Inquisition — no one is certain of which, but look for great things today.

Apple have updated the store to read that Snow Leopard will ship on 28 August (This Friday). I’ll be ordering my copy very soon. Again, Snow Leopard will be 29$ (USD) and invariably hiked at your non-US locale. About Snow Leopard.

Apple’s PR statement about Snow Leopard.


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If indeed it is the next big cat from Apple, expect the small severance with 29$ to speed up your computer with a new OS, but pricing on the next iPod touch and the middling device from Apple are up in the air. Apple often upgrades its iPod line with pricing which mimics last years prices, but in better hardware configurations.

However, with the 32 GB Zune touch HD looming, perhaps even Apple’s stalwart pricing may see movement.

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Down She Goes! Apple’s Mac and iPod Line Losing Ground for 2nd Straight Quarter http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/05/19/down-she-goes-apples-mac-and-ipod-line-losing-ground-for-2nd-straight-quarter/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/05/19/down-she-goes-apples-mac-and-ipod-line-losing-ground-for-2nd-straight-quarter/#comments Wed, 20 May 2009 05:42:29 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=11182 While not the news we hope and pray for, we can still pray. Pray that things set themselves aright (aside from sliding prices). Apple have been losing selling power now for the 2nd straight quarter. Mac shipments for the month of April have slipped 1.8 percent and quarterly sales by 3, a number that proves … Read more]]>

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While not the news we hope and pray for, we can still pray. Pray that things set themselves aright (aside from sliding prices). Apple have been losing selling power now for the 2nd straight quarter. Mac shipments for the month of April have slipped 1.8 percent and quarterly sales by 3, a number that proves that even Apple are susceptible to recession.

The iPod has been hit much, much worse. In the same timeframe, iPod sales fell 9 percent and suffered average selling prices of 11 percent less than average. Of course, for consumers, this may be good news. That same shiny tune-playing gem that was just 11 percent too expensive for you a month ago may now be within your grasp. That said, if Apple are feeling such heavy effects from recession, chances are that your pocketbook too has slimmed by a substantial margin. On the computer front, Macs’s high selling prices have unfortunately not keenly been effected. 

While the current figures are daunting, 3rd quarter results are expected to dip much, much further. An estimated reduction in shipments to the tune of 8-16 percent could hit Apple and truly ring the alarm bell for the Cupertino company. Their product portfolio and target consumer have both been that side of affluent – a strategy that they may have to soon re-think. Introduction of lower priced products such as netbooks or tablets may be necessary as well as a dumbed down iPhone (the type I would be happy to buy).

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Chapter 12 – In Which the next iPhone and Netbook are again rumoured http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/03/23/the-next-iphone-and-netbook-are-again-rumoured/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/03/23/the-next-iphone-and-netbook-are-again-rumoured/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2009 03:46:56 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=7458 Dead Donkey hath again been beaten; by, it seems, a magnificent in AT&T, who by disclosing to Boygenius the nature of another rumour, however shallow, may have made his or her position, redundant in the unlikely circumstance that Apple or AT&T, become perturbed at another negligent slip of the tongue. Much ado has been made … Read more]]>
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Dead Donkey hath again been beaten; by, it seems, a magnificent in AT&T, who by disclosing to Boygenius the nature of another rumour, however shallow, may have made his or her position, redundant in the unlikely circumstance that Apple or AT&T, become perturbed at another negligent slip of the tongue. Much ado has been made regarding, of course, the iPhone, which being in its very nature a company defining weapon of secrecy, needs at the very least, sustained and unpromulgated confidentiality. TouchMyApps, in accordance with rumour sites, news aggregates and feeds, feel that great gravity should be employed when breaking upon such rumours. The reason we so deem, being in our nature an iPhone-dedicated site, is that rumours are at core, useful in conveying vain hints, desires or at worst, the obvious.

This ‘rumour’ is that of the latter type.

Apple: iPod Halo, See-through candy-plastic, One More Thing – The prodigal son of home computing. Mark my words: Apple will release an updated 3rd generation iPhone. Not you, nor I or any rumour can stop that from happening. It will be more powerful, convey information at greater speeds and sport a different design. Internal capacity will double and last year’s greatest storage capacity will be this year’s entry-level version. It will feature a mobile version of OSX and it will run both free and paid applications. How do I know this? Call me a prophet. Call me an analyst – call me a human who uses at least 5% of his brain. The above are not rumours and should not be posted on any rumour or news site. They are far below even common sense. However, at the bottom of the Boygenius article is an interesting tidbit that has forums all over verbosely flaming.

  • New iPhone announcement around mid-June (duh)
  • New iPhone will be faster and have a more seamless experience unmatched by any device (could be just talking about 3.0, but we think it’s also a new iPhone)
  • U-Verse iPhone application; will allow control of your home DVR (play, pause, rewind, etc.)
  • The annual iPhone launch is “becoming a tradition.”
  • Nothing official is being confirmed, but they said that people should prep for an exciting time this summer.
  • AT&T is said to be working with Apple to create a unified product with an unparalleled experience across all their products and services.
  • Apple’s 3.0 software should tell us where the iPhone platform is going… uh, k?
  • They said customers shouldn’t need to choose from AT&T’s high-end devices because of features, they should choose based on preferences. The gap in capability should be filled with the new iPhone. Ok, bets on slide out QWERTY, autofocus camera, video sharing, blah blah?
  • Seems like the higher speed HSDPA (7.2Mbps) is being hinted at too which should confirm the earlier rumors of the new Infineon chipset.
  • The $99 3G netbook will start selling this summer, and the first one won’t be a Windows OS.

All we have to whet our appetites for news is this last tidbit: netbook; summer; Windows. But firstly, the grammar suggests an item that is already hotly known: it is not any netbook, but ‘the $99 netbook‘ and it will be released in summer and feature a non-Windows OS. May I have a show of hands of those who understand Boygenius’ last sentence? The yet unreleased netbook suddenly has two iterations. The second version will obviously be Windows, denoting the first to be from the same company or to AT&T, at least in AT&T’s marketing speak, bunched together. What I know about Apple 2.0 is that Microsoft and Windows are the enemy more than IBM ever were in its golden age. If the second version of any netbook series will feature Windows, the first too will not be made by Apple.

If Apple do release a netbook or tablet computer, it will be on Apple’s own terms and in their own time. It will not be the usual fare and it will set mobile computing ablaze just as the iPhone has done. But problems arise when envisioning the pragmatics of how either full OSX or mobile OSX will handle input. What I mean is that until now, Apple have not produced a useful handwriting system. A touchscreen tablet or netbook begs for more than touch-to-type input and handwriting recognition is an excellent vehicle for a small tote-anywhere computer to prove its worth. In fact, OSX’s handwriting recognition is rubbish:

Other input possibilities exist for Apple if patent filings are to be believed. One suggests using both the back and front of the device for touch-based input. Such a design would need special research and need to be flawlessly implemented. For this reason, a summer debut of a tablet may be too early. However, if Apple choose to enter the netbook market iPod-style, they might be able to make waves. Their netbook would need to be small, sexy and easy to use with excellent software support and hardware integration. In short, it would not be something that AT&T need know anything about nor would it need be mentioned in the same sentence as the word ‘Windows’. AT&T have been blessed by the iPhone and Apple as a customer, but they are just a carrier. With iPhone in over 70 countries and counting, there is little reason to rely on the mumblings of network pundits, but at the same time, this ‘rumour’ should not be ignored.

Finally, if Apple were to release a netbook that needed to be purchased in confluence with an AT&T contract, they will have dipped their hands into cold and warm water. Consumers’ reactions are easy to forecast: elation and dismay. But for those who want a simple netbook with not much more to ask than mobile OSX, Apple will already be pissing on many camp’s fires. The validity of netbook designs cannot be contested. Small, light and cheap, they are perfect for a consumer who is on the move more in a faster paced environment. If Apple choose to tether their first entry into Netbook World to an expensive 3G contract, they will again sacrifice half of their potential customers or more.

For these reasons, I am loathe to believe that AT&T know anything about the next iPhone other than what is already completely obvious.

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