updated 11:10 am EST, Tue January 15, 2008
Live keynote coverage
MacNN is offering live coverage of Apple's keynote address at Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Company CEO Steve Jobs historically unveils new products during the keynote address, and today industry analysts suspect the executive will debut a brand new ultra-portable MacBook with flash-based storage. Jobs may also introduce the iPhone to Canadian customers, and is rumored to have struck deals with major Hollywood studios for iTunes movie rentals.
Apple's keynote address at Macworld Conference & Expo is traditionally one of the largest events for the Cupertino-based company each year, serving as a major launch pad for some of the most popular products in the firm's history.
Last year's Macworld Expo signaled the introduction of the iPhone -- Apple's first and only cellular handset to date. The company's announcement sent ripples through the mobile phone industry, defying many analyst predictions that Apple would dare to enter an already crowded and highly competitive market amongst top players like Nokia and Motorola.
Apple reported a whopping 270,000 iPhone sales within the first 30 hours of its release on launch weekend after cheers erupted in the streets, signaling the opening of Apple and AT&T store doors to vendor the handset.
Since its introduction, Apple had sold no less than 1.39 million iPhones when the company reported its 2007 fourth quarter earnings on October 22nd.