Fantasy features of an Apple tablet

Apple is rumored to be working on something bigger than an iPod Touch, but smaller than a MacBook. Past patent applications filed by the company and whispers from contract manufacturers point to a midsize gadget with a screen of 7 to 8 inches in the works, perhaps scheduled to debut early next year. It’s been variously described as a tablet-like device, a “media pad,” and an iPod Touch on steroids