It's Official: Apple Preannounces the "iPad"

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Sean Luke

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Apr 1, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/1/00
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At this year's AET conference Apple Senior Technology VP Avadis Tevanian
discussed and showed pictures of Apple's so far top-secret "iPad", their
merging of Palm and Apple Newton technologies. He says Apple will
distribute initial test versions of the device for a nominal cost to
attendees of this years' WWDC. The device is slightly larger than the
Palm V, translucent smokey gray, with a 120dpi 480x320 color LCD screen
and no Graffiti area. It runs off of the same LiON batteries as the Palm
V, and has a backlight, a speaker and microphone, IR port, Palm-style
docking port, PCMCIA and compact Flash slots, 16MB of RAM, and an SA7100
processor jammed into a tiny space. Though it uses StrongARM, the iPad
runs a modified version of PalmOS with an almost complete rewrite of the
graphics engine and GUI widgets, borrowing liberally from Apple's
homebrewed Quartz technology, according to Quartz team head Mike Paquette.
The iPad also sports a near-complete Unicode font, Apple's Rosetta
handwriting system, and Palm's fabled sync software. Apple and Palm have
struck a deal to jointly develop devices based on the revised operating
system.

For more information, see http://www.apple.com/ipad/, and note the date
today.

Sean Luke

Steve Weyer

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In article <Phaedrus-E040C5...@news-server.cfl.rr.com>,
Phaedrus <Phae...@NOSPAM.net.invalid> wrote:

>In article <8c59mu$fdh$1...@cronkite.cs.umd.edu>, Sean Luke

><se...@jifsan.cs.umd.edu> wrote:
>
>> For more information, see http://www.apple.com/ipad/, and note the date
>> today.
>

>No such link. You are 404.


good one Sean --
you had me going until I reread your note about the date...

Steve weyer@.com<->kagi
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Matthew Ruben

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In article <Phaedrus-E040C5...@news-server.cfl.rr.com>,
Phaedrus <Phae...@NOSPAM.net.invalid> wrote:

>In article <8c59mu$fdh$1...@cronkite.cs.umd.edu>, Sean Luke
><se...@jifsan.cs.umd.edu> wrote:
>
>> For more information, see http://www.apple.com/ipad/, and note the date
>> today.
>
>No such link. You are 404.

No, _you_ are 4/01'd.

Matt

Khavalier

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> For more information, see http://www.apple.com/ipad/, and note the date
> today.
>
> Sean Luke

Yup.....I clicked on the link....good one, Sean

Jonathan Sanderson

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Sean Luke <se...@jifsan.cs.umd.edu> wrote:

> For more information, see http://www.apple.com/ipad/, and note the date
> today.

Heh heh.

What worries me is just how close to the truth you might be...

--
Jonathan Sanderson <http://www.quern.demon.co.uk/jonathan>
'If I had more time, I would have written you a shorter letter' (Pascal)

nb1...@my-deja.com

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Hey, I just clicked on it and it's no longer there. I even did a
search on Apple's site, but nothing came back. DAMN!!!

In article <1e8ja98.wo2yda1yez1a0N%jona...@quern.demon.co.uk>,


Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
Before you buy.

Matthew Ruben

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Did your newsreader perhaps indicate that the original message was
posted on April 1?

Matt

Greg Goodwin

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Apr 13, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/13/00
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> From: Sean Luke <se...@jifsan.cs.umd.edu>

The device is slightly larger than the
> Palm V, translucent smokey gray, with a 120dpi 480x320 color LCD screen
> and no Graffiti area. It runs off of the same LiON batteries as the Palm
> V, and has a backlight, a speaker and microphone, IR port, Palm-style
> docking port, PCMCIA and compact Flash slots, 16MB of RAM, and an SA7100
> processor jammed into a tiny space. Though it uses StrongARM, the iPad
> runs a modified version of PalmOS with an almost complete rewrite of the
> graphics engine and GUI widgets, borrowing liberally from Apple's
> homebrewed Quartz technology, according to Quartz team head Mike Paquette.
> The iPad also sports a near-complete Unicode font, Apple's Rosetta

> handwriting system, and Palm's fabled sync ...

Bravo!! It really had me going, and you know, all this is in line with
what we've heard and it would be about time that Apple developed a new pad.

Your writing remind me of the ongoing gags of David Acklam, a member in the
on-going Atari community. Three years ago he bosted of 500 mhz Atari clone
produced in Carrolton, TX. The following year he bosted of a 100 mhz upgrade
for the Atari STE and TT computers, and this year after moving from Dallas to
Tucson bosted of a newly developed user group of 300 users consisting of
various ST, TT, Falcon, and even Milan users.

All three occations our jaws dropped until the final punchline "...and
this would be really cool if this were not April 1st." :)

You come from a long line of fine liars Sean. ;)

Doctor Clu

FamilyNet <> Internet Gated Mail
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mike

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Apr 21, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/21/00
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Sigh... (from one longing for the good'ol days)


On 1 Apr 2000 16:55:58 GMT, Sean Luke <se...@jifsan.cs.umd.edu> wrote:

>At this year's AET conference Apple Senior Technology VP Avadis Tevanian
>discussed and showed pictures of Apple's so far top-secret "iPad", their
>merging of Palm and Apple Newton technologies. He says Apple will
>distribute initial test versions of the device for a nominal cost to

>attendees of this years' WWDC. The device is slightly larger than the


>Palm V, translucent smokey gray, with a 120dpi 480x320 color LCD screen
>and no Graffiti area. It runs off of the same LiON batteries as the Palm
>V, and has a backlight, a speaker and microphone, IR port, Palm-style
>docking port, PCMCIA and compact Flash slots, 16MB of RAM, and an SA7100
>processor jammed into a tiny space. Though it uses StrongARM, the iPad
>runs a modified version of PalmOS with an almost complete rewrite of the
>graphics engine and GUI widgets, borrowing liberally from Apple's
>homebrewed Quartz technology, according to Quartz team head Mike Paquette.
>The iPad also sports a near-complete Unicode font, Apple's Rosetta

>handwriting system, and Palm's fabled sync software. Apple and Palm have
>struck a deal to jointly develop devices based on the revised operating
>system.
>

>For more information, see http://www.apple.com/ipad/, and note the date
>today.
>

>Sean Luke


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