Apple Tablet Due in September?


Headlines are a tricky thing. Today The Financial Times reported some big news, but don't let the big type above their story fool you. They're reporting much cooler news than this semi-snoozer:

"Apple joins forces with record labels."

Don't get me wrong. It is interesting. Apple and the four major music labels are reportedly cooking up project "Cocktail," a plan to bolster album sales by bundling special digital content like booklets, videos, downloads and interactive features. If they do it right, this could be big, considering bands like Radiohead and NIN are making bank with multi-tier pricing for varied bonus content.

Let's be honest, though. FT's headline should have been something like this:

"Apple launches tablet, teams with record labels."

Yep. The story suggests Apple could likely bump up the release of its long-awaited, much-rumored touch tablet to September in order to coincide with project "Cocktail."

Says FT:

The new touch-sensitive device Apple is working on will have a screen that may be up to 10 inches diagonally.

It will connect to the internet like the iPod Touch - probably without phone capability but with access to Apple's online stores.

"It's going to be fabulous for watching movies," said one entertainment executive.

Correction: It's going to be fabulous for pirating movies.

image by vernhart

[via Wired]

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