With 7.1-inch touchscreen, iSlate will run Mac OS X 10.7 Leopard cloud version
Whilst we assumed that there were enough of Apple iSlate speculations, along came the images of Apple iSlate technical specifications. An anonymous tipster tipped Phone Arena with documents of 7.1-inch Apple iSlate tablet which will feature Mac OS X 10.7 Cloud Leopard. Looking too good to be real, the specifications of the Apple iSlate will surely bring many on their toes. Sadly, the product launch is set on January 26 (which is still a couple of weeks away), and the tablet will go for sale in March.
As per the specifications document, the upcoming Apple Tablet is dubbed as iSlate and will bear 7.1-inch multi-touch widescreen display with 'intelligent feedback'. A special oleophobic coating layer will be applied on the touchscreen to make fingerprints resistant. However, one thing that we found odd was the way 'Multi-touch' has been mentioned and as per our knowledge Apple spells it as 'Multi-Touch'. That's where our doubt lies on whether this document is official or not.
Further more, the document mentions hardware specifications as 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB L2 cache, upto 8GB DDR3 1066MHz, 120GB HDD 4200RPM, built-in iSight camera, built-in Projector. Other features are standard like Gigabit Ethernet, SD Card Slot, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and "AirPort Extreme" WiFi which is spelt as Airport Extreme WiFi with 802.11 draft N specifications.
The most interesting part of this document is the Operating system which is dubbed Mac OS X Clouded Leopard 10.7. We gauge that iSlate will run a stripped down or custom Leopard version that will connect most apps to a cloud server for storage, data pull, etc. Other Mac apps like iTunes, Mail, Safari, Spotlight, etc. would be included in the Mac OS X 10.7 version.
As per our opinion, the document does have certain flaws which Apple may never do but the specifications are too good to be true. However, we shall wait till January 26 for Apple to announce its 'secret' product.