: Touch on steroids???....finally????


MacDoc
May 14th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Well I missed last January on this call BUT I still think it's coming....


Intel Confirms Atom-based Larger iPhone (Mini-Tablet)?

Wednesday May 14, 2008 03:06 PM EST; Category: iPhone
Written by Arnold Kim

Mac Rumors
According to ZDNet.de, Intel Germany CEO Hannes Schwaderer confirmed that Apple would be using the Intel Atom processor in a future version of the iPhone. The new model will reportedly be a larger model with a larger display, correlating with circulating rumors about a mini-tablet (720x480) device rumored to be coming from Apple. English translation:

As part of an Intel event for the 40th birthday of the semiconductor company at Munichís BMW World, Germany managing director Hannes Schwaderer confirmed today what has long been a rumor on the Internet: namely, that there is an iPhone with Intelís new Atom chip. The device is slightly larger than the current version, Schwaderer said. That is not, however, because of the Intel chip, but because of the larger display used in the new iPhone.

He goes on to say that an upgraded version of the current form factor of iPhone would also exist as a 3G-model.

While Schwaderer calls the larger device a "version of the iPhone", it seems clear that it refers to the rumored mini-tablet device. Some rumors have suggested that it would be introduced at WWDC.

Adrian.
May 14th, 2008, 11:05 PM
I am droooling. Please show some artists' rendering.

chas_m
May 15th, 2008, 04:24 AM
As long as nobody calls it the Maxi-Pod I think we'll be okay.

I called it that once, but I think I got away with it.

:)

Kosh
May 15th, 2008, 03:01 PM
And today, we learn that journalists shouldn't read between the lines, report only the facts, and verify their facts...

AppleInsider | Intel: Apple tablet comment simply untrue (http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/05/15/intel_apple_tablet_comment_simply_untrue.html)

darkscot
May 15th, 2008, 03:23 PM
While it has been refuted, it does make sense, especially given the two bridges converging image for upcoming WWDC. It bridges the gap between home ugh..PC and iPod. It symbolizes the merging of iMac and iPod. We'll see though...

Dr.G.
May 15th, 2008, 03:31 PM
Wonder what this will mean for the MacMini?

JumboJones
May 15th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Backpeddeling already:

Electronista | Intel PR: No Apple Atom tablet in development (http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/05/15/intel.no.apple.tablet/)

GratuitousApplesauce
May 15th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Backpeddeling already:

Electronista | Intel PR: No Apple Atom tablet in development (http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/05/15/intel.no.apple.tablet/)

Sorry to hijack, but when I clicked on that elecronista link above it took me immediately to some virus scan site that hijacked Safari. I've seen this before when clicking on the occasional link. Did anyone else get this?

My browser window shrank to this:
http://i26.tinypic.com/mhrd51.png

And I got this window popping up:
http://i26.tinypic.com/2d9dz5z.jpg

And when I resized my browser window and got rid of the offending site's tab, my tab bar was like this with the tabs covered up by the main window:
http://i32.tinypic.com/2n0q1lk.png

Anyone know why this happens and how I can prevent Safari from responding to BS crap like this?

TrevX
May 17th, 2008, 01:04 PM
Sorry to hijack, but when I clicked on that elecronista link above it took me immediately to some virus scan site that hijacked Safari. I've seen this before when clicking on the occasional link. Did anyone else get this?

My browser window shrank to this:
http://i26.tinypic.com/mhrd51.png

And I got this window popping up:
http://i26.tinypic.com/2d9dz5z.jpg

And when I resized my browser window and got rid of the offending site's tab, my tab bar was like this with the tabs covered up by the main window:
http://i32.tinypic.com/2n0q1lk.png

Anyone know why this happens and how I can prevent Safari from responding to BS crap like this?
The browser hijacking is all done in Javascript. I've had it happen before. Its annoying, but harmless. The half-gone tab bar is a Safari bug.

Trev

GratuitousApplesauce
May 17th, 2008, 04:39 PM
The browser hijacking is all done in Javascript. I've had it happen before. Its annoying, but harmless. The half-gone tab bar is a Safari bug.

Trev

Thanks for the info, Trev. This hijacking is certainly annoying and seems to be more frequent. I had the same thing happen on another site later the same day.

I clicked on the link in question again and it went straight to the story. I noticed that this page did feature a banner ad from that stupid company that markets the talking smilies. I guess the problem is web sites allowing banners on their sites that deliver this invasive crap.

chas_m
May 17th, 2008, 09:10 PM
Thanks for the info, Trev. This hijacking is certainly annoying and seems to be more frequent. I had the same thing happen on another site later the same day.

I clicked on the link in question again and it went straight to the story. I noticed that this page did feature a banner ad from that stupid company that markets the talking smilies. I guess the problem is web sites allowing banners on their sites that deliver this invasive crap.

Just imagine being on a PC as a typical user. For them, this sort of invasive and confusing hijacking is going on ALL. THE. TIME.

We are soooooo spoiled as Mac users ...

GratuitousApplesauce
May 18th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Just imagine being on a PC as a typical user. For them, this sort of invasive and confusing hijacking is going on ALL. THE. TIME.

We are soooooo spoiled as Mac users ...

And just imagine being the geeky friend of a non-techie PC user who gets daily frantic calls because the user gets hijacked to sites that tell him his PC is "infected".