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Apple to Introduce a Tablet?

Get your own name, Jobs!

by
Liel Leibovitz
September 08, 2009

Apple, the computer-maker-turned-cult, is holding another one of its product unveilings tomorrow. As per usual with such spectacles, executives are tight-lipped, bloggers are hysterical, and the rumor mill runs furiously. Some believe Apple will announce a fancy new iPod; others claim that the Beatles’ catalogue is finally coming to iTunes, Apple’s online music store. But there’s another rumor, and one we at Tablet Magazinefind troubling: Apple, whisper some techno-soothsayers, will soon introduce a new product, a cross between an iPod and a laptop computer, a flat-screened beauty designed for watching movies on the go and speedily surfing the web. The product’s alleged name? Tablet.

We’re a little bit flattered, of course. But we’re also concerned. Is the Internet big enough for both of us? We’ll soon see. And, by the way, have you heard about Jeffrey Goldberg’s biography of Judah Maccabee, forthcoming from Nextbook Press? We’re thinking we’ll call it the MacBook.

Liel Leibovitz is editor-at-large for Tablet Magazine and a host of its weekly culture podcast Unorthodox and daily Talmud podcast Take One. He is the editor of Zionism: The Tablet Guide.

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