Here it is, back to haunt us.
Rumors about Apple's tablet have been rather quiet as of late but that doesn't mean the tech world has forgotten all about it. Despite it being a no show at Apple's snooze-fest, er, iPod event last Wednesday, people are more than happy to look to the next event and hope it bears fruit.
Originally pegged to be something like a large iPod Touch (making it reasonable to think Apple would debut the device at its music event last week), all the speculation and reports got a refresh this morning thanks to a report in Taiwan Economic News.
TEN reports that Apple will launch the device next February and cites industry sources that claim shipments will be delivered to the Cupertino-based company in December. Further, TEN says that DynaPack has been exclusively contracted to supply up to 300,000 long lasting battery packs a month for the device, while Wintek is said to be supplying the displays.
Specs-wise you're looking at a 9.6-inch touchscreen, HSPDA, and a processor from Apple's own P.A SEMI. Price? Oh, somewhere between $800 to $1000.