updated 07:30 am EST, Mon January 3, 2005
Apple absent from CES
Apple is one of the notable companies (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, as the electronics industry battles for the living room, according to CNET News.com: "CES starting on Thursday in Las Vegas, Nev., will set the agenda of what's in store in 2005 for the digital home-owner--from ultra-high-definition television screens to music and video recorders and other networked appliances. The four-day conference, the high-tech industry's largest annual gathering in the United States, will draw 120,000 technologists and retailers for a vast display of devices, from 102-inch-wide flat-panel TVs--the world's biggest--to postage-stamp-size hard-disks for music players or phones." Apple, however, is expected to unveil new products at Macworld Expo next week.