Is that really the name Steve Jobs has chosen for his next computing device?
Working independently, they have made a strong — but not definitive — case that Apple AAPL is preparing to name its long-awaited tablet computer the “iSlate.”
All this really means is that if Steve Jobs decides he likes the name iSlate, it’s his to use. It doesn’t necessarily mean he’s ruled out iPad, iTab, iTablet, iPod tablet, iBook, MacBook touch, or any of the other suggestions put forward over the past year or so.
Why does anybody care? Because, as TechCrunch’s MG Siegler suggested Friday in The Wonder of Apple’s Tablet, what Jobs is performing is a high-wire act that you can’t help watching, especially if you think he might fall. As Siegler puts it:
- AAPL hits record high on tablet rumors
- Jobs ‘extremely happy’ with tablet
- Munster: An Apple tablet in March?
- Apple tablet set for spring launch?
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