Back up the Morton’s Truck: iSlate Specs in the Wilds


Thank god I’m wearing my rubber underwear. is reporting that they have the first pics of the Apple iSlate, as well as the fancy OS that it’s going to be running. Here’s the specs:

  • Running OSX Clouded Leopard
  • Widget based homescreen
  • Browse & Download apps from the App Store
  • Up to 2x faster to wake up and shut down
  • Built-inc support for Microsoft Exchange Server.

Oh and the magical iSlate? Here’s the scoop:

  • 7.1 inch multitouch display
  • 2.26Ghz Core 2 Duo
  • 2gb ram
  • 120gb hard drive
  • Built-in projector

I’m calling bs on this one. First off, anyone can make a crappy Apple PR sheet, as evidenced by this piece of work. How do I know it’s fake? Because as a copy editor, I know that the word “upto” is not actually a word, and no PR person worth their salt would let it go out with a type like that. Or the missing period on the second post, for that matter. Plus, Clouded Leopard? Really? I see what they’re trying to do here; make a reference to the mystical cloud OS that we’re all going to be using in the next few years, as well as OSX Leopard. But you don’t think they’ve got another cat they could use? OSX Ocelot? Meerkat? Tabby? Anything is better than Clouded Leopard, and there’s no way Steve would let that go out with such a crappy name.

Look, we’re all excited for this mythical tablet. Sure, tablets haven’t worked in the past, and sure, this is the savior for the publishing industry, but whatever it is, let’s just wait and see. No one was right about the iPhone before it came out, or the iPhone 3G, or the 3GS, just educated guesses that came close that most people could’ve determined by throwing darts at a list on a dartboard. Come January 26th we’re either going to know what the mythical tablet is, or maybe just hear about another iPod. Until then, I’m just going to wait and see.

And for the record, I don’t think it’s going to be called the iSlate.

Full size pics of the alleged specs after the break.



Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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  1. Also it’s typeset in Arial, still uses 802.11n draft spec although the specification is official since several months already and why would Apple build Gigabit in if even the MacBook Air doesn’t have Gigabit.

    I agree on iSlate it sounds like some execs at Infinite Loop are having fun with the media. Give it two more weeks and everyone will say it’s going to be named the iMacLet! Just as lame.