The Week: Media news - Apple works on new gadget

Apple is reported to be working on a product that will bridge the gap between the iPod Touch and its smaller laptops.

The product, which is expected to use the touchscreen capabilities of the iPod Touch, but have a much larger screen, is being devised in an effort to challenge the large share held by Amazon in the market for reading books and websites on the go. Reports have suggested that the gadget, which technological analysts are describing as a "tablet", will cost around $600 when it goes on sale at some point next year.