iSlate to run 10.7 “Clouded Leopard” OS? OF COURSE! It all makes sense now!!
OK, as with all unconfirmed (and likely
99% 110% fake) iSlate rumors, take this with a grain of whatever condiment you’d like, but faithful Macenstein reader imalk noticed this picture show up on Gizmodo for all of 20 seconds before being pulled.
Now, we assume Giz pulled it because they feel it is so fake it isn’t even worth trying to get hits off of, but we’re not so proud. And quite frankly, while I do not personally believe it to be a legit leak, I would not be surprised if most specs of the iSlate end up being not all that far off (although I would have said Flash memory vs. an actual hard drive… and no Ethernet… and no way the internal memory goes to 8 GB… and no projector (WTF? A Projector?!?)). Well, as wacky as this spec sheet is, it really only loses total credibility for me towards the end, where it mentions the iSlate will be running “Mac OS X 10.7 Clouded Leopard”.
Now, while a clouded leopard is in fact an actual, real-life honest to goodness type of cat, and it would be pretty impressive if Apple had always planned to use the clouded leopard as the “cloud computing” evolution of Mac OS, it just seems a bit crazy at this point for Apple to be making the jump to cloud computing. I’m not even skeptical from a “10.6 only came out a few months ago” standpoint (after all, Snow Leopard didn’t exactly bring a ton of new features or anything) but cloud computing still seems like the type of thing people like to pretend will be great more than something that will in fact BE great.
But hey, it’s an extremely slow news month, so here you go.