First, Conde Nast announced they were developing a digital version of their magazines for the tablet even though they hadn't received any confirmation that it exists.
Now DigiTimes is reporting that the Apple Tablet won't be released until the second half of 2010 and that an OLED version could cost up to $2,000.
PCWorld has posted a "fanboy reality" check in which Ian Paul writes,
It's time to accept that the Apple tablet is not coming. After numerous delays the tablet was supposed to appear in late 2009, then as we approached that date it became accepted practice to say the tablet was coming in early 2010.
Now, with Digitimes leading the way, I'm certain it will only be a matter of days before tech pundits and analysts convince themselves that mid-2010 is "probably more realistic" as a launch date. Until we reach mid-2010 that is, when the tablet will be delayed again. All the while Apple tablet rumors will get even more fanciful and ridiculous. Who knows? Maybe the price will get up to $10,000 by then, but only $199 after rebates and a two-year contract.
Let's face it: the Apple tablet is a mirage created by legions of fanboys and tech dreamers. The closer you get to that mirage, the more you realize it's not going to be there when you arrive. But then, off in the distance, an even brighter and more beautiful tablet is envisioned for a day that will never come. It's a nice dream, but it's just not going to happen.