Apple Tablet Rumor Roundup: Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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Here are a few more Apple tablet stories, to keep you simmering until it’s time to boil. There seems to be a bit of a tablet backlash today–as if we get what we want and never want it again, to paraphrase Courtney Love.

Mashable wonders whether the $1000 price-tag will damn the device.

eWeek wonders whether we even need an expensive tablet.

And, on a more positive note, MacRumors details a fairly recent patent application by Apple for 3-D multi-touch manipulation on iPhone and maybe a tablet…