Apple likes to have big launch partners for their product launch events.  The New York Times, according to the LA Times, is one such partner for the tablet launch.  They’ve been sending a team out to Apple to work on this product for the past month.

A team from the New York Times has been working in Apple’s Cupertino, Calif., headquarters in recent weeks, developing a large-screen version of the newspaper’s iPhone application that incorporates video for the yet-to-be-unveiled device, according to one person with knowledge of the matter. A Times spokeswoman declined to comment.

We’re likely to see such a product at launch.  The New York Times has been tied to the tablet on numerous occasions.  When asked about the tablet, NY Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger declined to comment, saying only

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