large ipod

Jonathan Ive, the man behind the design of Apple iPhone and iPod, recently created a giant iPod model that he sent as a gift to British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith on his birthday.

While a device of that size may not be very practical, ft.com has revealed that Apple is actually working to release a large-screen iPod sometime during Christmas.

Apple is racing to offer a full-featured, tablet-sized computer in time for the Christmas shopping season. The touch-sensitive device will have a screen that may be up to 10 inches diagonally.

It will connect to the internet like the iPod Touch – probably without phone capability but with access to the web, and to Apple’s online stores for software and entertainment.

The price of the new 10" Apple iPod Tablet could be anywhere between $600 and $1,000 according to the same report.