A current senior employee inside Apple has been quoted saying that Steve Jobs is extremely happy with the new tablet, reports the NYTimes.
“I can’t really say anything, but, let’s just say Steve is extremely happy with the new tablet,” said their source.
They've also heard from a recently departed Apple employee that said, “You will be very surprised how you interact with the new tablet.”
A former Apple employee, whose name appears on numerous Apple patents, worked on an Apple tablet five years ago and recently told me when the first version of the tablet was shelved by Steve Jobs, a lot of the technology made it into other devices. He explained that components of these early stage concepts are already out in the marketplace. If you have an iPhone, for example, you’re carrying around a mini version of an early Apple tablet.
Apparently, the barrier to producing earlier versions of the tablet was the lack of software. With the App Store doing so well this clearly will no longer be an issue