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OK, one more little bit of tablet news before the launch...

Yesterday we posted that 50 of Apple's new tablets were being tracked by Flurry Analytics. We also mentioned that we wouldn't be reporting anymore on the tablet until Wednesday -- reason being, the tablet has already been talked about ad nauseum all over the internet for the past year -- unless images of the device popped up ahead of time.

Well, we don't have images to post of the new tablet, but we do have something almost as good. McGraw-Hill CEO Terry McGraw is probably on Steve Jobs' hit list right now as he has confirmed a number of rumors swirling around the device including the fact that it runs the iPhone OS.

CNBC News anchor Erin Burnett had an interview today with McGraw and managed to slip in a question about Apple at the end of the segment. Surprisingly, McGraw just let the information flow from his mouth without much prodding at all according to MacRumors:

Yeah, Very exciting. Yes, they'll make their announcement tomorrow on this one. We have worked with Apple for quite a while. And the Tablet is going to be based on the iPhone operating system and so it will be transferable. So what you are going to be able to do now is we have a consortium of e-books. And we have 95% of all our materials that are in e-book format. So now with the tablet you're going to open up the higher education market, the professional market. The tablet is going to be just really terrific.

Steve Jobs -- and Apple for that matter -- is notoriously secretive and controlling about upcoming products, so this little slip-up is sure to be sending Jobs into a fits of anger on the eve of launching the "the most important thing [he has] ever done". The video of the interview has already been removed, so the boys in Cupertino are likely now readying a horse's head for McGraw.





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