Where's the Mac Tablet?

Apple launched new Macs tonight - but the Mac Tablet was nowhere in sight. Not that we really expected it, as this was an Apple launch met with less f

Apple launched new Macs tonight - but the Mac Tablet was nowhere in sight. Not that we really expected it, as this was an Apple launch met with less fanfare than the latest series of Big Brother.

Hell, they even tried to tell us nothing was happening.

But how long will we have to wait? It won't be unveiled at Macworld 2010, as Apple isn't even attending. We're hoping for a December announcement - what a nice Christmas present that would make - but realistically it's more likely to arrive in the new year.

And what can we expect? We have it on pretty good authority that the screen size may be more like 8", rather than the 10" that's been rumoured. Other than that, who knows?

One thing's for sure, it's been a long time coming. We predicted a tablet - then dubbed the MacBook Nano - back in 2007. I think it's safe to say the Mac Tablet won't have an optical drive, but other than that we might not have been far off.

Let's hope there's not long to wait before we find out.