In one of the more laughable tablet predictions to date, notoriously unreliable Shaw Wu from Kaufman Bros. announces that Apple has been ordering large amounts of 4, 7, 9, 10 and 12-inch screens over the past two years and "based on that information, the analysis [sic] predicts that Apple will launch at least one — but possibly multiple — new devices in the near future".

"We are under the impression that these screens could be used in new form factors including a sub-notebook and/or tablet, and would more likely launch in 2010 as opposed to 2009," the note reads. "As usual, exact timing is always tough to pinpoint as Apple works on its own schedule."

In other news, it is going to rain tomorrow, unless of course, it doesn’t.

Wu goes on to say that China Unicom will be the iPhone carrier in China.  A good guess since they’ve been advertising that fact since March.

He also isn’t sure if the device will be a "tablet or netbook".

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