It's (almost) official - Apple tablet here with days, says Orange
There's been plenty of bullshit-baffles-brains concerning whether Apple will or won't launch a tablet PC, whether anybody cares and whether it fulfills a consumer need blah blah blah. No more. It's definitely on it's way and it'll be here within days. The source of this outlandish rumour? YouTube? Twitter? Something your mum whispered in our ear last night? Nope, confirmation comes from the incoming CEO of Orange, Stephane Richard.
During an interview with French radio station Europa 1, the interviewer thought he'd slip in a question he stood no chance of getting a straight answer to. And in a spectacular turn of events, he actually did:
Interviewer: According to the magazine Le Point, in a few days your partners at Apple will launch a tablet equipped with a webcam?
Interviewer: Will Orange customers get to use it?
Richard: Of course. Especially since the webcam gives you real-time video streaming.
Perhaps Richard is reveling in that well known French sense of humour, but it's more likely that since the interview was with a high profile journalist, that he's just oui oui'd all over the non-disclosure agreement that Apple will have forced Orange to sign. Start saving, fanboys. Apple haters, form an orderly queue here.