The Apple rumor mill has not stopped, even over Christmas. I admit, I took a little break from our daily tech news coverage over Christmas, but of course read tech news over the Holidays and there is a lot going on in the Apple Tablet rumor realm.
MacRumors kicked of a research into domain name and trademark registrations around the term iSlate. The MacRumors and TechCrunch research points to Apple having registered iSlate in 2007 as a trademark and also securing several iSlate domain names.
Of course Apple did this via shell companies and service providers that hide the actual owners of domain names.
Nothing is official, but the evidence is pretty conclusive that Apple owns iSlate. It does not mean that Apple will use this name for the Apple Tablet, but honestly it would not fit anything else. The name Apple Slate first appeared in 2007, the same year Apple allegedly registered the iSlate name. Back in October the name Apple Slate reappeared.
We should know at least by end of January what the Apple Tablet is all about. I have the feeling we will see a lot of details appear over the next few weeks, as Apple has to involve many 3rd parties like content providers and developers to launch the Apple Tablet. It will be impossible to avoid leakage of details.
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