While the tame Apple press are churning out rumours and speculation about Jobs’ Mob releasing a 10-inch iSlate PDA in a couple of weeks, apparently there is another bit of kit that is also a candidate for release.
The report suggests the new kit, which is only a half inch bigger than the current 21.5-inch iMac will be completely different thanks to touchscreen functionality. The panel will be supplied by Taiwan-based Sintek Photronic.
The Commercial Times has predicted things sort of correctly in the past. It commented that Apple was building a netbook that would feature a touchscreen display which could have been the iSlate. But given that Steve Jobs would rather gouge out his own iLiver rather than sell anything as accessible as a netbook this one was unlikely.
Apple is scheduled to host a special invitation-only media event on January 27, at which many believe the toymaker will officially unveil its iSlate tablet device. Perhaps it will also announce a revised version of its iMac which will allow you to cover the screen with greasy fingerprints too.