Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Jan 2008 21:58 UTC, submitted by Adam S
Apple Engadget reports: "First unveiled nearly a year ago at Macworld 2007, the MacBook-based, Wacom-modified Modbook has definitely seen its share of delays, although in the days and months since, the 13.3-inch slate has gained the distinction of being one of the few pieces of non-Cupertino, Apple-approved hardware. The world's first OS X tablet can be yours immediately starting at USD 2290."
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Clones again?
by Adurbe on Wed 2nd Jan 2008 13:52 UTC
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

This looks almost like apple is licencing their os to other manufacturers!!! Could this be a tentative step into clones?

Apple could licence to producers making machines to fill niches they dont want to touch at this time - mac Midi tower? - if the market takes off they can jump in either by buying the company involved and rebranding or simply cutting the licence are releasing their own version

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RE: Clones again?
by jcgf on Wed 2nd Jan 2008 14:00 in reply to "Clones again?"
jcgf Member since:
2005-11-14

This looks almost like apple is licencing their os to other manufacturers!!! Could this be a tentative step into clones?

Apple could licence to producers making machines to fill niches they dont want to touch at this time - mac Midi tower? - if the market takes off they can jump in either by buying the company involved and rebranding or simply cutting the licence are releasing their own version


Don't get your hopes up too much. This guy is buying macbooks and then modifying them, so he is using genuine apple hardware not a clone.

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RE: Clones again?
by snozzberry on Thu 3rd Jan 2008 16:57 in reply to "Clones again?"
snozzberry Member since:
2005-11-14

Apple killed the clone licensing program because they created it to fill the server market and then discovered to their dismay that the manufacturers were going after their own desktop market.

Apple prides itself on an end-to-end sense of coverage to its users, and also derives a substantial markup on its hardware. These two things are fairly central to Apple's business model and are unlikely to change any time soon.

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