Hot on the heels of yesterday's reports of Apple and Verizon dealings
comes some tantalizing, but still unconfirmed, new details from BusinessWeek
. According to the publication, the gang in Cupertino has prototyped two devices for the carrier. The first one is a smaller, less expensive device that's been dubbed as "iPhone lite" by someone who's apparently seen it in person. The other is called a "media pad" (Joggler
, anyone?) for music, photos, HD video, and placing calls over WiFi. Details are scant beyond that, and while that pad sounds a lot like an iPod touch to us, we can't help but wonder if it has something to do with those 10-inch displays
that Quanta's rumored to be manufacturing. Don't put too much stock into this, as the reports could end up being all for naught, but one thing's for sure: you can bet the suits at AT&T
are keeping a very, very close eye on this. In other, even sketchier and likely unrelated rumors, a listing for "MacBookMini" has popped up in Adium's statistics. While we wouldn't normally think anything of this -- as TUAW
correctly notes, anyone can edit their computer IDs -- it was from these pages that we first heard the name MacBook Air
. Chances are this is nothing, but with all this talk of 10-inch screens and media pads, it kind of makes you wonder.
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