Apple owns mystery deepens

More intrigue arises around Apple's widely rumored tablet. The latest: it may be dubbed iSlate, according to information uncovered by

The widely rumored Apple tablet, a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, has just gotten a little more interesting.

Thanks to some crack reporting, discovered that Apple purchased the domain for "" back in 2007.

What we know: was registered to Apple in 2007, through an intermediary (to disguise its true owner). At the moment, that domain doesn't seem to lead anywhere--and there are a few possible explanations. First, Apple bought it as a protective measure, to stop anyone else from using that "i" prefix with that particular word. Second, Apple had or has plans for either a product or a project by that name. Third, it's the tablet. Or fourth, it's Apple's take on

Maybe we'll find out just what that means in January, when the tablet is rumored to be announced.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.

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