Bitterwallet Christmas Poll - what price Apple's iSlate?
More rumours admittedly, but they're enough to make this blessed time of celebrating Christ's birth even more special. The Apple tablet could be announced as early as the end of next month and Techcrunch has uncovered evidence that a particular domain name has been bought up by third party firms and shell companies associated with Apple over the past three years, all of which suggests the name of the long-awaited device will be the iSlate. Maybe.
But how much would Apple want from your wallet for such a gadget? If it's to fall between the price of an iPod Touch and an entry level MacBook, then it would cost around $600 (probably at least £400 for UK customers) which prices it well above plenty of netbooks. But then a £400 price tag wouldn't surprise anybody since Apple products are renowned for costing more than competing models - although in this case, there aren't any established mainstream models to compete with, so Jobs can create his own market and name his price.
However high the price, plenty of people will fork out for the iSlate - assuming it will be launched at all - but how much would you hand over for one? That's the subject of our Bitterwallet Christmas poll, folks. Put the Pringles down and vote: