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If there's anyone with an ounce of tech inquisitiveness who doesn't yet believe that Apple will announce a tablet Wednesday morning in San Francisco, take heed: it's just been preannounced by no lesser light than chairman, president, and CEO of publishing giant McGraw-Hill, Terry McGraw. Appearing Tuesday morning on CNBC's …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Alert

    What?

    There's an Apple Tablet coming out? How have I not read about this on the register before?

    I like that Erin Burnett tho. Mmmmm....

  2. BitBurner
    Jobs Horns

    What you didn't here..

    What you didn't here (and miss quoted) is he called it "The Tabloid" twice.

    The new Apple tablet will be called....Drum roll..

    "The Tabloid"

  3. The Stainless Steel Cat
    Coat

    Good point!

    I was *so* looking forward to getting an Apple tablet, but the presenter brought up a deal breaker; *I* like to smell my books too!

    (Is that bad and wrong?)

    1. Adam T

      Mmm

      I love the smell of books. And it's safer than glue.

    2. Gulfie
      Coffee/keyboard

      Tabloid? No way... please...

      Tabloid won't work in the UK, far too many negative connetations. Page three. Gutter press. Lies, damn lies and journalism... (sorry El Reg).

      Also - Apple are busy registering iPad everywhere. As well as contesting the only pre-existing trademark application for iPad which is in the US.

      Shame about the iPhone OS. I don't want a nailed-down device. I want OS X with touch capabilities. The other thing I'd like to see is a Mac dock so that I can use it as a second display.

    3. Ihre Papiere Bitte!!
      Joke

      Tabloid? I wonder....

      If it will only display hysterical shriekings about how we're all going to die tomorrow and pics of some non-celeb flashing her tits, then?

      1. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

        Yes, but..

        "If it will only display hysterical shriekings about how we're all going to die tomorrow and pics of some non-celeb flashing her tits, then?"

        Yes, but it will be done on a kompuuuter so then it's true*.

        (*) Not sure if the tits will be real, but that gives me another idea: maybe it comes with 3D support. That way, porn could *really* hurt your eyesight :-)

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Coat

      You dont know about the apple tablet?

      I find that hard to swallow...

    5. Anonymous Coward
      Coat

      Haven't you heard?

      I thought everyone had heard... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WNrx2jq184

  4. Mage Silver badge

    Wedensday Morning?

    Only on West Coast USA

    In Europe, more like Wednesday Evening.

    Unless Apple Folks get up at 3a.m.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Too early

    Think I've peaked too soon in my excitement re: Tabloids (really?). I'm now in the "I've got to get up early for work" phase. Tomorrow it will be unreturned phone calls. What I'm really not looking forward to is writing the lecture notes on "Why the tabloid failed" ....

  6. richard 69
    Grenade

    so they'll be removed then

    "publishing giant McGraw-Hill" have pre-announced an apple delivery, so they'll be on steve's blacklist for a year or two.

    i honestly think this will be a niche product amongst apple's stuff. will look nice but, like the g4 cube, will not be a mass consumer device unless there is a secret killer feature.

  7. stu 4
    WTF?

    wednesday evening please....

    El Reg lives in a civilised country.... 6pm GMT start I believe.

    1. Andrew James

      errrr

      All of the features are secret... in that the device hasnt even been announced yet. It's nothing but speculation until Lord Jobs strokes it on stage later today

    2. Andrew James
      Megaphone

      El Reg has two homes.

      The Register is headquartered in London and San Francisco. So depending which particular vulture publishes the story, you will get a different opinion on what time of day it is.

    3. Jacqui Smith's DVD Collection!

      Errr it read...

      "Wednesday morning in San Francisco"

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        @Errr...

        It didn't this morning...

  8. Richard Lea

    It Reminds me

    That the story of dumb ass media and saving there jobs is so true

  9. Jim Morrow
    FAIL

    Yawn

    The media hype is beyond ridiculousness. The new thing from Apple looks as if its going to be an iPhone with a bigger screen FFS. What a fucking bore. And as for running the same OS as the iPhone, is this supposed to be news? It would be news if Steve's new toy *didn't* run Mac OSX.

    If this thing is going to be called Tabloid, I hope one of the models gets called Sun. Because the reporters and editors responsible for this hype think the sun shines out Steve's arse.

  10. John I'm only dancing
    Thumb Down

    Almost Thursday

    So Apple will announce the iHype in the wee small hours, when respectable people have already adjourned to the pub and forgotten about the day's stresses and strains.

    Ps. I've used Apple products for over 20 years but this is one I will not be buying.

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Apple Tablet

    Is NOT a substitue for one of your five a day.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Horns

    Jobsian death squads

    If Apple does it's retaliation for leaks on a sliding scale, McGraw might be on the sharp end of Apples version of the Cult of the Assassin by lunchtime. "Excruciating death at the hands of a swivel-eyed fanboi wielding a sharpened Magic mouse, there's a app for that".

  13. Anonymous Coward
    FAIL

    Deal? What deal?

    How likely is it that McGraw-Hill still have a deal with Apple after spilling the beans like that?

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Anyone remember ...

    CD stacks

    Record collections

    And now bookracks?

    All sitting nicely within a tiny bit of electronically managed, designed and effective bit of hardware.

    Space saver or what?

    Now, to the home user that is probably a deal maker for sure but to enterprises with remit to store records for up to 7 years or health records for umpteen years might the Apple text book management system be rolled out to third party solution providers? Adobe are you listening?

    PDF with content management?

    1. JBH
      Thumb Down

      Very likely I'd imagine.

      I'll bet you a pint that this is just the latest in a long line of cleverly engineered 'leaks' directed by Apple themselves, designed purely to get people talking and generate lots of that lovely free publicity.

      Classic Apple behaviour. YAWN!

  15. Frank Bough
    WTF?

    Surely the REAL Question...

    will The Register be publishing to the iPad / Tabloid / whatever? Get in early and you might find a whole slew of new readers.

  16. uhuznaa

    A bit off-topic...

    I'm totally sick of the fact that in 2010 in the Word Wide Web still the majority of publications doesn't care for the fact that there are, like, time-zones and not all readers sit in the same one as you. Come on, is it that hard to have a tiny piece of code you throw a exact time specification and which returns dynamically a time delta instead? As in "in five hours from now"?

    This is one of these things that show that all that fine technology is wasted if you don't use it in a way that makes things simpler instead of more complex. I mean, hardly any page in the web now is created as static HTML and having a function to use that adds a relative time count to such things shouldn't be harder than writing one line of code.

    1. Eddy Ito Silver badge
      Jobs Horns

      Patent!

      Seriously, patent that idea quickly before Stevie does!

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    'loid rage

    If it is labeled "tabloid" does this mean they will go about hunting down everyone with an "-oid" at the end of their name? They have made a good go at taking down "i"-anything so perhaps the android folks should start popping steroids and looking over their shoulders. Frankly, all this hype is a bit of a hemorrh-ipad.

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Place your Bets Now!

    My money is on iPad.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Badgers

      we have a winner!

      yay!

  19. uhuznaa

    iPad

    If it's good enough for IBM ("Thinkpad") it should be good enough for Apple...

    And I have no doubt that Apple will come with something really great that is lightyears ahead of the competition. And I also have no doubt that all the Apple haters will come out of the woodwork and tell the world that tap-water is totally fine to drink and no one needs that new thing "tea", which is basically just water anyway and much too expensive and will be an epic fail.

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Lets hope

    the Apple tablet is a suppository, it might shut up some of the fanbois for a while...

  21. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Redmond

    The chairs will be flying in Redmond tonight.

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