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"Apple Computer was granted a patent for an enigmatically titled "Electronic device" Tuesday, May 10th, 2005. Illustrations for the device clearly indicate it to be a tablet-style Macintosh, and patent filings specifically compare it to the "HP Compaq Tablet PC" and several other tablet machines.

The patent was filed on March 17th, 2004 (first broken by The Register in August, 2004 as noted in the comments), and granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as US Design Patent No. D504,899 on May 10, 2005. "
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Now that is something i would like to see.
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there has been a lot of talk about his for a long time and nothing has ever happened. i would be surprised if this really happened.

im not saying it wouldnt be cool though
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not to be pessimistic, but that is old, and was originally thought by the SAME site to be the new imac g5, I doubt very seriously that will happen as it will be a competition between that anbd apple laptops.
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Tablets have seemingly gone no where fast. Everyone thinks they are cool but they never really took off.
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I actually work in a field where tablets are becoming industry standard. I am in IT for a pharmaceutical company and by Q1 - 06 our sales force will be all tablet. The company I worked for prior had their entire sales force already migrated over to tablet.

They work nicely for pharma sales reps because they get dr's sigs right on the tablet.

Although it would be cool for graphic design as well.
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tablets are good for fields like that, also im sure shipping and recieving could use them, doctors would love them....from a consumer standpoint im not really feelin it...

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In theory a graphic designer should like a tablet. Being able to draw directly on the screen and avoid the mouse / pen combo all together would make things easier in some aspects.
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I know plenty of fields that would love to have one, they go on a job site and then bid whatever it they want to big using the computer right then and there.. same with a laptop, but it seems the tablet would be more convenient.
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Students taking notes, on a tablet Mac? Awesome...
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laptops would be better for that though typing is faster than writing .(well for most...)
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- It's like - he was got - they'd just like. It was like so hush hush. They were so... quiet about it. And then the next thing you know...
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i would definitely like tablet to take notes on in class. no one really takes their laptop to class at my school, but i would most definitely use a tablet in place of a notebook.
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so if they don't intend to make this what was the point of "inkwell"? I mean that screams TABLET!
I being a artist myself would love one of these babies, I often felt sad when I looked at the PC tablet and thought about how much I would hate to have a cool device that ran windows
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my last duty station was testing out tablets with the doctors. most of the new fresh out of school docs could work them well. it will catch on soon. i agree to that it has not been moving very fast. it seems that people fear change and reject these kind of things until they see what can be done with it, get use to it, and then actually apply it.

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