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Late Friday, French website Nowhereelse.fr posted a YouTube video it claims is footage of the mythical Apple tablet that has long been the source of many a rumor. The video is quite convincing, as you can see for yourself in the embedded clip below: The tablet […]

Late Friday, French website Nowhereelse.fr posted a YouTube video it claims is footage of the mythical Apple tablet that has long been the source of many a rumor. The video is quite convincing, as you can see for yourself in the embedded clip below:

The tablet isn’t doing any of the amazing things we’ve heard about, like acting as an e-reader for a new magazine format. Instead, its user appears to be shopping for IKEA furniture or something similar. Regardless, the UI and hardware design does look like something that Apple could’ve made. Note also the tantalizing images of past Apple products in the background, including the Apple Newton.

It could be an elaborate fake, of course, and the video quality isn’t terrific, but it isn’t bad either. So far, this is the best example I’ve seen of a tablet rumor that could turn out to be solid evidence of what’s to come from the Mac maker. Thoughts?

  1. no doubt.

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  2. hate the “3G” on the side. It’ll probably come with two-year contract.
    Note the webcam.
    it appears to be running a cross between OSX and iPhone OS.

    However, it’s unlikely that this is the tablet, but at the same time slightly convincing, because it is no blurry cam or anything.

    I’m putting my draws at 50/50.

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  3. Perhaps, but notice that a close X appears in the upper right corner instead of the left.

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    1. This is faked, looks like a somewhat clever interface built using flash. The tweens (animations) were built using some plugin like tweener.

      It is not the new tablet interface.

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  4. he he he, nice one, if it is a fake, it is really nice one ;-)

    it does feel like a secret demo given to happy few, with the panel in the background, describing Apple’s past project in the field … or a advertisement project/draft … it would be nice to un-blur the logo top-right … or there is nothing in the first place ? …

    this nice toy is gonna be a plate full of finger greasy traces when turned back off …

    By the way, you say : “The tablet isn’t doing any of the amazing things we’ve heard about, like acting as an e-reader for a new magazine format..”
    I believe this is *exactly* what it is shown here… you have an interesting way to put the exact marketing words in our mouth… letting us understand that the quality we expect is “…the amazing things = an e-reader for a new magazine format.” … sounds like Viral marketing and professional opinion making … ;-)

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  5. shouldnt the x be on the left side? apple has never had close windows on the right side….

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    1. That was just a lightbox popup…which is a web UI element, not an Apple UI element.

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  6. Is it the Apple tablet? Maybe, maybe not. Is it cool? Hell, yeah!

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  7. He’s playing with a hunk of plastic on a goddamn bluescreen! You can see it in the colour of the shadows on his fingers when he interacts with the tablet..

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  8. I’m calling fake. I don’t care what kind of connection, 3g or not, there’s no way it can be that snappy. No way.

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    1. If he’s on local wifi using a web based app, then it’s possible. Assuming this person is in an office, where companies will generally shell out more for decent internet connections, I say this is certainly possible. Cover Flow and similar UI elements are pretty snappy on the iPhone 3GS, so I wouldn’t necessarily disregard it.

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  9. nice concept though!

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  10. Beautiful, but most probably just a well-executed fake. :-(

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