Apple rumors: Early iPad rumor gets Apple buzzing fans

April 13, 2005: The tech world gets excited when a sketchy rumor suggests Apple is building a tablet computer.

The Chinese-language report claims Quanta will build a 15-inch touchscreen tablet PC with detachable keyboard. Apple is supposedly going to ship the device in the first quarter of 2006. (19459009) The idea of ​​developing a fascinated tablet Steve Jobs for a Walt Mossberg in May 2003. "We said no to a tablet," Jobs said at the time.

However, a tablet appealing to Jobs' love of minimalism, since it was basically a screen with nothing else.

The iPad: Inspired by Alan Kay's Dynabook

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Photo: Alan Kay

In particular, Jobs was inspired by a ccept called the Dynabook, a ccept dreamed up by 1968 by Xerox PARC (and later Apple) … [19659010]

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