Following up MacRumors discovery of the iSlate.com domain name yesterday, TechCrunch dug a little deeper and found more to support the iSlate guestimation, and now MacRumors is back again with another trademark -- Magic Slate.

Could Magic Slate be the Apple touchpad Daring Fireball thought would be released alongside the Magic Mouse last October? Or are they both just red-herring rumors, spreading blog frenzy along holiday cheer?

Either way, the idea of a multi-touch pad peripheral for Macs -- especially if it has a screen built-in, like the farthest-fetched rumors have suggested since back when the glass trackpad MacBooks were first introduced -- is compelling.

Of course, with the simple release of an app, Apple could make the iPhone or the iPod touch the ultimate Magic Slate (not to mention the iSlate/iTablet proper for large screen tracking).

Still, this is the story equivalent of unicorns mating with zebra. Str