If it's not employees leaving prototypes in a bar, or factory workers giving unreleased products to Vietnamese bloggers, it's the US government leaking Apple products.

Apple's Magic Bluetooth Trackpad thingy-me-bob has just got FCC approval in the US, suggesting a launch is likely to be sooner rather than later.

The FCC - the body that tests all gadgets to make sure they are safe for us mere mortals - has now shut down the pages that were public, with visitors getting a "You are not authorized to access this page", but it wasn't like that when it first went up meaning that all the details were there to see.

Currently only known by the model number A1339, what we do know is that it is a Bluetooth device used with a MacBook without any associated filings for Wi-Fi or WWAN networks claims Engadget who uncovered the filing.

With the filing showing testing done in October 2009, it seems Apple has been sitting on this one for some time, presumably waiting for the right moment to release the next must-have accessory to Apple fanboys.

Tell us you thoughts. When do you think it will be launching?