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Summary:

Sources tell us that Apple will be releasing, in the coming months, a sort of PDA. It will be entitled iNote. iNote will run a modified version of OS X called XNote. Many of the current Mac apps will be available (iCal, Mail, Preview, Safari, iPhoto, […]

Sources tell us that Apple will be releasing, in the coming months, a sort of PDA. It will be entitled iNote.

iNote will run a modified version of OS X called XNote. Many of the current Mac apps will be available (iCal, Mail, Preview, Safari, iPhoto, iTunes, and QuickTime to name a few) but will be modified versions for use on the small screen space. According to the images we obtained, it looks as though there may even be a modified iDVD (think super portable video editing).

Internet connectivity will be available via WiFi and Bluetooth.

One very nice feature (we think atleast), is a new application called SmoothClick which provides remote control functionality for use with various programs such as Keynote and iTunes.

Hardware features:
20 or 40GB Hard drive
256MB of RAM
1.4GHz CPU (we believe it to be a modified G4)
Bluetooth
Airport Extreme
Firewire
USB 2

iNote is currently scheduled for a late fall release and will have a base price of around $350.

We received the following images from our source.

Note: Click on the thumbnails for a full size image:

iNote Vertical

iNote Horizontal

iNote Back

By Josh Pigford

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  1. Wow – That looks amazing

    Seriously though, we’re not fooled that easily :)

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  2. I agree with David…. :)

    And: how realistic would a PDA be with a regular OS X desktop? They would have to create a more PDA friendly desktop with bigger icons…

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  3. Plus, the font for “iNote” is wrong. It may be Myriad, but it is not strong enough.

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  4. lightningrod220 Friday, April 1, 2005

    You’ll know if it’s possibly true when Apple sues the blog.

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  5. Nollind Whachell Friday, April 1, 2005

    Someone ought to make a site that just shows all the cool Apple stuff that people think up (and mock up). Would be cool to imagine the possibilities.

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  6. It will also be a phone after Apple completes purchase of one of the mobile networks.

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  7. I think this would be a “foolish product.” We always seem to get reports like this on April first.

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  8. iDon’tbelievethatforasecond.

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  9. dennis comeau Friday, April 1, 2005

    what a bunch on iBull****!

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  10. David Olson Friday, April 1, 2005

    I am surprised there were not the typical responses to the article (which wrecks the fun), so I will give a few: (1) WOW! I can’t wait, I will buy one as soon as they come out. (2) Better than any Pocket-Windoze junk. (3) Dell is coming out with one twice as fast and has a lot more software and costs half as much, enough of this “Apple-tax.”

    Seriously, a good mock up and a clean design. I would love to have a MacTablet or MacHandheld. But I am afraid it would end up sitting next to my old Clie. When I need a computer I tend to need the screen size or keyboard of my PB.

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