7:29 am January 25, 2010, by Henry Unger
It hasn’t been introduced yet, but Apple’s tablet computer should have plenty of apps to run when it is.
The New York Times is reporting that the tablet Apple is widely expected to introduce Wednesday will run applications designed for the iPhone. That’s based on data that an app-tracking company is picking up from devices in use around Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
What’s more, the larger screen — most likely 10 inches diagonally — and other features of the tablet could inspire developers to create new twists on apps, like games that two or more people can easily play at once on the same device, the Times reports.
“Given the success of the iPhone, developers are going to start devoting resources to developing for the bigger format,” Gene Munster, a senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, told the Times. “The larger screen really plays to the imagination and clearly gives app developers a new kind of canvas.”
How much will all the potential apps influence your decision to buy a tablet?
Are you postponing a purchase of the iPhone or a computer until you see more details of the tablet later this week? Is this a big deal to you?
Or are you sticking with what you already have?
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