The Apple Tablet Will Soon Bring an End to the Apple Tablet Rumors

In that spirit, a final paroxysm of rumormongering.

Mashable might have pictures. They depict the maybe-tablet cuddling with a MacBook Pro.

The Times reports (totally disinterestedly) on print media’s hope “for a kind of time machine.” Steve Jobs, they say, “believes democracy is hinged on a free press and that depends on there being a professional press”; but Steve Jobs also believes in Steve Jobs controlling everything.

Could Apple be partnering with Barnes & Noble? TechCrunch “believe[s] there is a good chance” the tablet will have a built-in B&N bookstore, perhaps as part of iTunes.

Gawker’s possibly-illegal scavenger hunt looks like it will prove fruitless.

Of course, maybe that’s why Gawker’s scoffing at the Mashable pics.

And The Business Insider provides an exhaustive guide to the long road of rumors traveled thus far.

The Apple Tablet Will Soon Bring an End to the Apple Tablet Rumors