According to numerous sources, Apple is working on a larger iPod Touch with a 7-9″ screen. The rumors indicate that it’ll be a touch tablet rather than a netbook but it’s too early to tell. These reports are strengthened by the fact that Apple has patent filings for a touchscreen swipe gesture technology suitable for PDAs, tablets, desktops, the iPhone, and the iPod Touch.

So will the giant-sized iPod Touch come to fruition? Is this the second coming of “The Netbook”? But most importantly, will jean designers stitch in a 7-9″ back pocket? Inquiring minds want to know.