Rumors of an Apple tablet
– essentially a large iPhone or iPod touch
– have been swirling for over a year. Today the Financial Times
is adding credibility to the rumors, reporting that Apple is rushing to debut the device in time for the Christmas shopping season.
The article swings back and forth between the new device and a series of record label deals Apple
could launch simultaneously, but here are the points specifically related to the tablet:
“may be up to 10 inches diagonally”, touch sensitive (of course)
Unlikely – it’s more like a large iPod Touch than an iPhone.
Same as the iPod Touch, with the ability to download media through iTunes.
May provide the ability to read books, creating a rival to Amazon’s Kindle.
By Christmas, possibly as early as September.