Apple iPad rumors heating up: New York Times weighs in

Being the rumormongers that we are, we've been filling you in on the latest scuttlebutt about the upcoming Apple tablet, but now even the Gray Lady, otherwise known as the illustrious New York Times, is weighing in with rumors of its own. Tipped off by "a person who has seen the device and is familiar with Apple's marketing plan for it, but who did not want to be named because talking about it might alienate him from the company," there were a couple of tantalizing tidbits on board:

"It will run all the applications of the iPhone and iPod Touch, have a persistent wireless connection over 3G cellphone networks and Wi-Fi, and will be built with a 10-inch color display, allowing newspapers, magazines and book publishers to deliver their products with an eye to the design that had grabbed readers in print."

So there it is, as close as we're going to get to a confirmation that there will indeed be an iPad/iTablet/iWhatever in our future, starting in about 24 hours. We'll have live coverage tomorrow at 10 AM Pacific Time (1 PM Eastern), straight from the horse's mouth at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

New York Times, via Gizmodo