So I have been telling everybody (well almost) I know that I would like something to replace the basic thing I always carry around; pen and paper. So I wanted a tablet with a decent battery life, and that would allow me to use fingers and pen to capture and consume information.

Is this what the rumored Apple tablet will bring?

Nobody knows, except Steve Jobs and the team at Apple working on this.

With-out the analysis of Apple release schedules I think I can make some serious speculation; if Apple is in fact going to release an Apple Tablet this fall, it will:

  • Run some version of Mac OS X. Why? Because most Mac OS X apps will work on different screen sizes and with touch instead of a mouse.
  • Not run iPhone OS. Why? Because existing iPhone apps would most likely break on the bigger screen…
  • Most likely offer a way of selling Touch based OS X (or perhaps any OS X) apps through an AppStore of some sort.
If they are announcing something this month but releasing next year, it’s a different story; as they would be able to allow developers create iPhone 4 (or whatever they want to call it), apps ready that works at bigger screen sizes. Most likely in any case I am thinking that an full Mac OS X of some sort is what we will see, as this makes the most sense for a bigger screen device.
Now, still nobody knows if there will ever be an Apple tablet at all…
So there I have done it, been part of the Apple rumor machine; and yes; I am bit ashamed 😉 And yes if there is a tablet, and if it’s good enough to replace my pen and paper for my simple information needs, I will buy it to stop lugging around my MacBook Pro…