Apple Tablet with multi-touch version of iWork
The Apple insider has the breaking story about the buzz in the town about Apple's latest innovation, the Apple's touch enabled Tablet PC. According to the site it is reported that:
Apple has reportedly spent a considerable amount of time in recent years working on a version of its iWork productivity suite that could be controlled solely through the use of complex multi-touch gestures, making it well-suited for inclusion on the company's forthcoming tablet device.
The report also comes from NewYork Times which published a piece citing the upcoming offering from Apple.
"conversations with several former Apple engineers" who've reportedly had a key role in the ongoing development of Apple's much-anticipated tablet device who suggest the company may require that users adapt to a "somewhat complex new vocabulary of finger gestures to control it, making use of technology it acquired in the 2007 purchase of a company called FingerWorks."
The above excerpts were taken from the article which said that Apple engineers spent the last couple of years working on the multi-touch version of iWork. New York Times also claimed to have the following statement from a former employee of Apple.
“The tablet should offer any number of unique multitouch experiences — for example, three fingers down and rotate could mean ‘open an application,’ ” said one former engineer, who asked not to be named because Apple demands secrecy from all current and former employees.
The year 2010 has started with a bang and there are too many expectations from Apple to come up with an entirely new and trend changing device. Something which might actually give the notebook and netbook manufacturers a run for their money. Let's see what the next three months hold for the consumers as the Tablet is reportedly expected to launch by end of Q1 2010.