It is looking like all the rumors may be true. Apple is famous for its secretive nature surrounding new product releases and the anticipated Tablet style product has been no exception. With rumors swirling around for over a year, The Financial Times has given some credibility to previous rumors with an article announcing its expected release date for September.

They mention that a Tablet release could coincide with the release of new iPods as well as a new music initiative, code named “Cocktail” which aims to get consumers to buy whole albums instead of picking individual songs.

The Tablet will likely be an oversized iPod Touch, boasting a 10 inch diagonal touch screen. Rumors also suggest the Tablet style Apple will have Wi-Fi connectivity, a downloadable book marketplace, and an OS operating system similar to a notebook. This product from Apple would be a huge threat to the popular Kindle from Amazon and fit nicely between the iPhone and Macbook in Apples lineup. If many of these rumors are true, the Tablet from Apple would include all the functionality of the Kindle, while adding more features akin to a notebook. Add to all this the sleek and hip package that Apple will likely wrap it in and you have a winner. It will be interesting to see what price point they will choose but if it is competitive with the Kindle then watch out!

If these releases do happen before the next holiday season, it could be a very busy and profitable season for Apple.

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