Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
Apple Tablet Computer Design Patent
Readers will recall that many of the same images were revealed in August 2004 (images).
The patent application images this time also depicts a person using the device as a tablet with touch screen (image). Little other information is offered on this potential design.
Of interest, this is not the first time Apple has worked on a tablet based computer. An early prototype Newton is pictured here (Messageslate) as well as a tablet-based PowerBook prototype pictured here.