Rumor: Apple tablet to run full OS X 10.5? Three screen sizes, too?


And here we have yet another Apple tablet rumor to be bandied about all the livelong day. According to Gizmodo, “a source that has always been 100% reliable” says that Apple may be working on 13- and 15-inch tablets (aside from just the rumored 10-inch one) and that one of those tablets was seen running a full-fledged version of OS X 10.5.

Here’s more:

This source claims that the two touchscreen prototypes—made of aluminum, but on the shape of big iPhones—were in a factory in Shenzuen, China. One of them “was running Mac OS X 10.5.” When I asked, the source didn’t know if these were built for demonstration purposes, or if they were preproduction units. The company has a tight relation with Apple but “it’s not FoxConn.”

That’s about it for now. I’d personally think that if one tablet’s going to run the full operating system — say, the 15-inch one, for instance — then the 10- and 13-inch ones would run OS X as well. It’d be surprising for Apple to potentially confuse consumers by putting out a touchscreen tablet that ran different software depending solely on the screen size.

As always, take this stuff with a grain of salt until the very moment Steve Jobs actually announces the thing himself.

[via Gizmodo]