Apple Tablet – coming in 2010.

OK Apple fans.  The long awaited debut of the Apple Tablet is upon you. 

According to the Financial Times, Apple has rented the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in late January. While both Apple has made no comment about the event, sources familiar with the event say that Apple plans to make a significant product announcement early next year.

The device is expected to be announced in January, where it will then go into mass production and be sold a later in the year. Very little is known about the device itself, but it is expected to have either a 7 or 10 inch screen. It is also expected to look like a blown up iPhone. It’s been reported as well that the tablet has been developed under the close eye of Steve Jobs himself.

Assuming the information is true, it could mean one of two things will happen in January, but either way it means further confirmation of an Apple tablet.

The first is if Apple decides to have a public demo event where they unveil to the world the new Apple tablet.

The second possibility is that the event will be a private demo to give developers a preview so they can get a jump on developing apps.

So, what are your thoughts?  Is this another game changer for Apple?