Excitement Builds For Apple Tablet (the iSlate?), Which Will Likely be Able to Play TV Shows

Dec 28, 2009  •  Post A Comment

An analyst covering Apple says it’s 50/50 that an Apple tablet device will be unveiled in January, AppleInsider reports.

The analyst, Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, said in a note to investors, "We believe Apple’s tablet would compete well in the netbook category even though it would not be a netbook," he said. "Rather it would focus more on apps, entertainment content (from the iTunes Store), and Web surfing."

Furthermore, the AppleInsider article says,"Numerous reports this week have claimed that Apple is in talks with CBS and Disney in an attempt to offer a subscription plan for TV shows. Sources have said that both companies are currently considering an offer from Apple that would provide them $2 to $4 per month for a subscriber to a broadcast network like CBS or ABC, and $1 to $2 per month for subscribers to a basic cable network."

Additionally, the AppleInsider reports that analyst Munster "has long believed that Apple is pursuing a subscription service for iTunes. He also believes the company could add DVR capabilities to the Apple TV, and, at some point in the future, release a connected television set."

Also, thedigitalnewsroom.com is reporting that the official name of the new Apple tablet is likely to be the iSlate.

–Chuck Ross


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