• 01.27.10

iPad Fact and Fiction: An Interactive Guide to Eight Years of Rumors and Reporting


On Tuesday, B.C. (Before Cupertino), we ran down all of the milestones in almost a decade’s worth of Apple Tablet development. (An A.D.–After Debut–update of that timeline is here.) Above, a handy interactive graphic showing who was right, kind of right, and dead wrong.

The Wall Street Journal was more right than wrong. The New York Times was generally right, but given their intimate involvement with this super-secret project and forthcoming iPad NYT edition, shouldn’t we have expected more? Aren’t good journalists supposed to be really bad at keeping secrets?

Reporting by Kit Eaton

Interactive Graphic by Mike Deal and Conor Birney

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About the author

Tyler Gray is the former Editorial Director of Fast Company and co-author of the book The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel and Buy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), out in fall 2014. He previously authored The Hit Charade for HarperCollins and has written for The New York Times, SPIN, Blender, Esquire, and others.