imageThe latest Apple tablet tease is that one with a 12- or 13-inch display will appear in September-October.

"It will run the full Mac OS X and have a slot loading SuperDrive, an ‘iPhone-type’ GPS chip and an Intel Core Duo processor, presumably Intel’s Atom," claims Jason D. O’Grady in a ZDnet blog.

"Whether it’ll be a based on the iPhone or MacBook form-factor remains to be seen. You’ll recall that Intel Germany CEO Hannes Schwaderer spilled the beans that an “iPhone” that will be using Intel’s new Atom processor after which he was quickly corrected by Apple. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire indeed."

True? Who’s to say? Still, it’s fun to imagine Mobipocket and eventually a native ePub app running on the inspiration for the tease.

Related: Techmeme roundup and news that Mobi will be running on the iPhone.

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  1. As cool as this would be, Apple won’t release a 12″ tablet. There is already a 15″ Macbook tablet called the Modbook. The Modbook was developed by one of Apple’s partners. Apple is not going to undercut them.

    An 8″ tablet is possible, but don’t get your hopes up. Apple has a habit of joining a market with a product that costs more, does less. If Apple does make one the HD will be undersized, the RAM won’t be upgradable, the battery will be soldered in, the CPU will be underpowered and it will likely cost around $2k.

  2. While I’m skeptical of a mac tablet I’m positive that apple won’t hold back for fear of undercutting a third party. Since when does apple care about it’s competitors?

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