Apple confirms January 27 event, keeps quiet on tablet

By on January 18, 2010, 2:30 PM
Confirming its rumored special event on January 27, Apple has invited various media organizations to attend a 10AM gathering at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The invitations read, "Come see our latest creation," and lack any real information -- though, it probably alludes to the company's long-anticipated tablet device.

Of course, the show may focus on or at least feature other products, too. Given the timing, the company may reveal an updated line of Arrandale-based MacBooks, or even iPhone OS 4.0. The latter could take a little wind out of Microsoft's sails as it might unveil Windows Mobile 7 next month at the Mobile World Congress in Spain.

If the tablet is shown, it will be interesting to see whose speculation was accurate. That said, most seem to agree the device will carry a 10-inch multitouch display, and will run a modified version of the iPhone OS.

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Vrmithrax Vrmithrax, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I'm honestly sick of the Apple Tablet, it's been months of speculation and media hype already with no actual product verification yet. By the time they make the announcement, it will probably be so anti-climactic that people will be shrugging and asking "we've been waiting all this time for THAT?"

I'd be more impressed if it was the OS 4.0 for the iPhone that they were announcing. That'd certainly be a kick in the groin to Microsoft. And Apple will make far more on the iPhone advances than they would on a tablet, anyhow.

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