Over the past week the apple tablet rumors have crashed with the last new being that it would be released some time in mid October, but now new rumors return stronger than ever before. A post on http://cens.com pretty much confirms these rumors that Taiwanese suppliers will be supplying components for a tablet, these components will start shipping in December.
The tablet PC being shipped will feature a 9.6-inch screen, finger-touch function and built in HSPDA (high speed download packet access) module, and long lasting battery pack, selling for between $799 and $999.
The current rumors, for the release date, are February but a mac event being held on October 13 sounds possible along with my personal prediction mid January, January 13th to be precise.
(Just my random guess)