Evidence is mounting that not only is the Apple Tablet real, but that it will be named the iSlate.
Christmas has been a busy time for those in the Apple rumor game. First, MacRumors did some digging and discovered that Apple owns a site domain name called “iSlate.com”. (which currently does not point to a page) This was followed up by TechCrunch doing some massive trademark digging, and finding overwhelming evidence that Apple does indeed own the iSlate trademark, albeit through a shell company. This was followed up by even more digging by MacRumors and … yeah … Apple is totally behind the iSlate name.
Then comes this juicy news that Apple has booked the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco for several days in late January. Why is this exciting? This is the venue Apple usually uses to make its annual iPod announcements every September.
You add up the domain name, the trademarks and the booking of the YBCA, and it looks like the iSlate (still not liking this name), and it looks like we will find out around Jan. 26th (it’s a Tuesday … Apple loves Tuesday announcements) if this thing is real. Our money is on “yes”, and also on the tablet costing far more than we can afford.