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.