Apple event set for Jan. 27: Will tablet be announced?

Jan 18, 2010 By Brandon Bailey

Apple has set Jan. 27 as the date for an eagerly awaited announcement, which many analysts are predicting will involve a new multimedia tablet from the Cupertino company known for its iPhones, iPods and Macs.

Invitations for the San Francisco event were e-mailed to news organizations Monday morning. The invitation-only event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, which the company frequently uses as a venue for announcing new products to reporters, analysts and industry representatives. The invitation does not specify whether CEO will attend.

Although the company has officially declined to comment, industry insiders and analysts have been speculating for weeks that Apple will be entering the market for a lightweight, portable , designed for consumers to interact with digital games, books, movies and other types of content.

Several companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Lenovo, already have tablets on the market, while Amazon and other companies are seeing favorable sales of e-readers, which are tablet-like devices designed specifically for reading books.

But analysts have suggested that Apple could upend the market, given its previous success at revolutionizing other product categories, such as digital music players and smartphones.

Explore further: Snapchat value could hit $10 billion with possible Alibaba investment

3 /5 (2 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Apple up sharply on tablet computer reports

Dec 24, 2009

Apple Inc. shares hit a record high on Wall Street on Thursday following reports that the California company may unveil a long-awaited portable tablet computer next month.

Apple to launch '06 products

Jan 09, 2006

Tech analysts and electronics retailers will be watching San Francisco this week to see if Apple can top the iPod.

Apple to hold media event next week

Aug 31, 2009

Apple, with its usual air of mystery, announced on Monday that it would hold a media event next week but did not reveal what it would be about.

Recommended for you

Microsoft sues Samsung alleging contract breach

52 minutes ago

Microsoft on Friday sued Samsung in federal court claiming the South Korean giant had breached a contract over cross-license technology used in the fiercely competitive smartphone market.

Apple closes acquisition of Beats music

7 hours ago

Apple said Friday it closed its $3 billion deal for Beats, the high-end audio equipment and streaming music service, a tie-up that could allow the iPhone maker to reach new audiences.

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

RayCherry
not rated yet Jan 18, 2010
Newton would be impressed by how the world is gravitating towards Apple.

Let us all hope that this computer does not disappoint as has Google's phone.