An employee of Asus -- the company that builds many of Apple's laptops -- told CNET that they are making a tablet PC from Apple. It's apparently a brand new tablet design, not one that Asus has used before. The device could be introduced as early as January, at Mac World Expo 2008. Crave at CNET surmises that the tablet will take many OS cues from the iPhone, incorporating finger flicking, cover flow, and other gesture-based movements.
Apple generally doesn't enter a market unless nowadays unless they can clean house -- there's no real market leader in tablets, maybe some pent-up demand for them, but no single tablet model that 'rules the roost.' If Apple can make that device, and make it compelling, I could be aboard with that. The idea of replacing my laptop with a tablet and maybe a bluetooth keyboard, I could get along with that.