The Apple rumor of the day is #9, not #3

Ever since I posted my three-year old All the Apple Rumors You’ll Ever Need, I’ve been doing all I can to champion Rumor #3, the perpetually rumored oversized iPod Touch (Media Pad, Touch Book, etc., etc.)

However, another item on that list is Rumor #9, a small device about the size of a mouse that utilizes a laser projector.

I threw in that rumor as an exercise in fan fiction — a complete figment of my imagination. Recall, my list came out before there was such a thing as the iPhone and iPod Touch.

So it was with amusement that I saw a rumor bubbling up today (via: that suggests Apple and other manufacturers of smart phones “reportedly all plan to launch handsets with built-in micro projectors by the end of this year.”

That’s cool, but I’d rather have a Media Pad.