Apple Mac Tablet to launch in February 2010?

Apple's Mac Tablet could launch in February 2010 if rumours emerging from the Far East are to be believed. The Taiwan Economic Times (a firm favourite

Apple's Mac Tablet could launch in February 2010 if rumours emerging from the Far East are to be believed.

The Taiwan Economic Times (a firm favourite in the Stuff office) says its sources are in suppliers who have provided parts for the Apple Mac Tablet.

The TET report says the Apple Mac Tablet will arrive in February 2010 for between $799 and $999. It reckons the device will have a 9.6in touchscreen, an Apple built chip and built-in 3G.

The rumours chime well with word Stuff has had from its contacts in the Far East who've suggested that one firm has bought up all the touchscreens going at the moment. That mysterious firm? Why, it has to be Apple of course.

TET's rumour rakers also says the Apple Mac Tablet will have a longer lasting battery pack. The suppliers have apparently been instructed to make have the parts ready for assembly in December. That would suggest a timescale in line for a February launch.

Wintek Corp, suppliers of touch panels for the iPhone, are also mentioned in the report as providing the Apple Mac Tablet's touch screen.

The rumours seem to be gathering apace. If an Apple Mac Tablet doesn't emerge early next year, we'll eat our hats. Steve Jobs is rumoured to have killed it twice but surely that simply means it's on the way.

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