We frequently get tips from readers offering inside information or links to obscure foreign sources. Sometimes they check out, sometimes they feel more like paranoid delusions (and sometimes it's hard to tell the difference).
There was a particularly frenetic message today from a reader offering links to an Russian Apple site called DeepApple, that purported to explain how the still-unconfirmed Apple tablet would in fact be targeted primarily at automotive use. In part, it reads:
"The Tablet itself will be aimed for use in cars (mostly, but not only) as a center of car equipment digital integration... Placing and using (together with iPhone) Apple's computer in a car as an information & communication center for driver -- "killing" idea of Apple's tablet targeting."
While not quite sure what that all meant, we nevertheless popped open the Russian Apple site links and ran them through an online translator. In the end, we didn't get much in the way of clarity, but we found some hilarious mockups of what an Apple-oriented automobile might look like.
So, for your viewing pleasure, we present them below as yet another couple of entries in the Apple tablet family photo album.
Update: Our own Antuan Goodwin points out that the first image below is of a Hyundai Genesis modified last year for the 2008 SEMA car show, as ).