A few obvious thoughts on the latest tablet “report”:

  • Inviting an analyst to gawk at your secret project is like telling your brother-in-law about your marital infidelity. Apple’s not that stupid.
  • At Apple, products “awaiting Steve Jobs’ final blessing” are not necessarily going to be released. Ever.
  • The reason Apple does so well with these consumer devices is that they realize it’s all about the software. The software is the part that can’t be leaked by the supply chain; Apple’s real secrets are kept in-house.