Recent patent applications filed by Apple show suggestions that many of their devices–such as MacBooks, iPhones, and iPads–will soon integrate pico projectors. This will make Apple products all the more attractive for people giving presentations or seeking portable theater setups. Details on the patents can be read at PatentlyApple.
It’s a bit disappointing to correct this previous rumor, but it turns out that Apple’s new tablet computer, the Apple iPad, includes no pico projector. Rest assured that a number of third party projector accessory devices will allow you to use the iPad as a mobile theater/presentation factory.
We will find out officially on Wednesday when Apple holds their press event, but the latest rumor claims that the new Apple Tablet device will include a pico-projector. How’s that for an exciting possibility?
This sleek slate tablet will be powered by an Intel Atom processor and have 34nm Intel NAND flash memory embedded on the motherboard. It will offer high definition audio, video and a projector.
Version 1.0 will be available in Q2 with the Intel Atom N470 processor at 1.83 GHz, the Intel NM10 Express chipset, 2 Gigs of DDR2 memory and the embedded 80 gigabyte Intel SATA SSD.
Version 1.1 should be out by late Q4 with Intel’s Cedarview 32nm Atom processor, a DDR3 RAM memory controller and graphics core capable of HD Media. 2 gigs of DDR3 memory will give a burst to speed and graphics capabilities and the SATA SSD should grow to 120 gigs of NAND flash memory.