Asus has reportedly confirmed that Apple is working on a tablet PC (iTablet anyone?).
According to Crave UK, a part of CNET UK, an Asus tipster said in a "very hushed manner" that Asus is helping Apple build a tablet PC. The tip gets more credibility than usual since Asus makes other products for Apple.
The rumor sounds plausible. But color me skeptical. Here's why:
- Would Asus really have a hand in helping Apple design a tablet PC? Apple has its own designers and is locked down on the trade secrets. Crave UK's mole confirmed that the tablet PC wasn't based on current Asus designs.
- Aren't contract equipment manufacturers supposed to shut up? How drunk would an Asus exec have to be to spill the beans on one of its most valuable customers?
- There's a big difference between a prototype and a real product on the way. Asus may have just been involved with a prototype.
But maybe I have just heard too many of these Mac rumors so I'll leave it to you. Do you buy this Apple tablet PC rumor from our cheeky pals across the pond?