Rumor: Touch-based Mac Tablet Coming in October

Apple is planning on releasing at 9.7-inch touch interface Mac tablet in October, or at least that's what the latest rumors are claiming. According to a report in China Times (translation), the tablet device will sell for about US$800, but additional details about the alleged device are slim.

Foxconn, the same company that builds the iPhone, has apparently been tapped to manufacture the new device and displays are expected to come from Wintek.

Consumers have been hoping for a tablet-based computer from Apple for some time, although the company has steered away from building such a device. Should the latest rumors pan out, shoppers could be able to pick up their OS X-based tablets in time for the holiday season.

[Thanks to 9 to 5 Mac for the heads up.]