Apple to Flash New Tablet in a Few Weeks – March Realease or Cruel Joke by Jobs?

Ah, I spoil you don’t I?

First you get an iPhone rumour and now an Apple Tablet one ๐Ÿ™‚

Silicon Ally Insider reports that whispers from a “plugged-in source in the mobile industry” has it that the Cupertino Crew will demo their spanky new tablet in January (that’s a matter of weeks!).

In preparation of this event Apple has asked selected iPhone devs to prepare high-res apps for the occasion.

Now, this could indeed point to a January flash of the new product which in turn will silence the rumour-mill that’s been churning out grains of unicorn sightings for the last few years, or….

The event will be an invite only, super-secret-squirrel, heavily guarded closed demo. This demo would be more to put any doubts to rest that the app developers may have regarding interoperability between the iPhone and the new tablet/pad/slate device.

SIA’s source says:

[Apple has] told select developers that as long as they build their apps to support full screen resolution รขโ‚ฌโ€ rather than a fixed 320×480 รขโ‚ฌโ€ their apps should run just fine

Word is that this device wont go on sale til later – March has been mentioned a few times already.

Funnily enough the same source also claims that the entire Apple tablet concept is a slick but cruel prank by Steve Jobs!

Now, THAT would be funny and if true could make Jobsy a top prankster par excellence!

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