Apple rumor #3 resurfaces

Longtime readers of the rexblog know that I have a list of “All the Apple rumors you’ll ever need.” It comes in handy because I can say, simply, “That’s rumor #3” when I read a “new” rumor about a “mutil-touch PDA 1.5 times the size of an iPhone and sporting an approximate 720×480 high-resolution display that comprises almost the entire surface of the unit. The device is further believed to leverage multi-touch concepts which have yet to gain widespread adoption in Apple’s existing multi-touch products — the iPhone and iPod touch — like drag-and-drop and copy-and-paste.”

As a long-time observer of Apple rumors, I’ll offer the following guesses: It will be larger than 1.5 times the size of an iPhone. And it will not be called a PDA and the brand “Newton” will not be applied to it or any product ever in the future of Apple Inc. — at least as long as Steve Jobs is there.

My guess: The product’s brand will use the word “nano,” as in MacBook nano, iMac nano, Mac nano. It will emphasize that it’s a small, touch-screen computer, not a large personal digital assistant.

Last guess: There will be a long line waiting for it on the day it comes out and I will be standing in it.