Report: Apple Tablet Slated for September '09

The rumors of an Apple tablet seem to phase in and out of the spotlight, but lately word on the street is hotter than usual.

The latest report comes from the usually reputable Financial Times, which says that Apple is working to bring out a tablet computer around September. The Financial times believes that tablet be able to connect to the internet like the iPod Touch, but won't have any of the phone features from the iPhone.

Just as the iPod has helped usher in sales of music digitally through services such as iTunes, the movie industry is hoping that a tablet device with a 10-inch screen could do the same for film.

"It's going to be fabulous for watching movies," said one entertainment executive to the FT.

Besides being a movie viewing device, a tablet would also be a good form factor as an ebook reader – something that has book publishers excited.

Today's report comes hot on the heels of last week's rumor that Apple would be launching a tablet in early 2010.

Either way, we're looking forward to see what Apple has to offer.

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  • dman3k
    And Apple will claim innovation and somehow all tablet devices, even those which existed prior to the release of the Apple Tablet, are copycats and ripping off Apple's innovations.

    Fanbois rejoice.
  • nukemaster
    It better have multi-touch + stylus abilities to be interesting.