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Apple confirms January 27th event

updated 12:15 pm EST, Mon January 18, 2010

Apple tablet virtually certain

Apple today confirmed at least some rumors today by announcing a special event on January 27th at 10AM Pacific. The company plans to hold the gathering at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and teases it with just a spray-painted Apple logo and an invitation to "come see our latest creation."

Most expect the announcement to center on the much talked about tablet, a 10-inch touchscreen device that would run a heavily modified variant of OS X iPhone. Other candidates for the event have included iPhone OS 4.0, Core i5 MacBook Pros and other portable hardware.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Bouba

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I wonder what this might be :)

  1. Peter Bonte

    Joined: Dec 1969


    dissecting the image

    It looks like a serious fingerpainting app, not only painting with the fingers on the screen but also hovering just above it. Imagine shaking your hand just above the screen to splash some paint on the canvas like in the image.

    Does that technology even exist? ;)

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969


    possible announcement about

    Could be an announcement about the imminent apple branded spray paint gun.

  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969


    One of the new exterior finishes that the

    MacBook Pro will be available in. It's rather difficult to read much meaning from splotches of colors and translate it into an Apple product. Still, if you look much closer and concentrate you can actually see Steve's beaming face holding a tablet computer high above his head. Jeez, such nonsense.

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Something completely different?

    Given a number of Apple patents that have emerged over the years including Apple's contextual keyboard (A keyboard with an image matrix(?) on each button-top so that the symbols changed contextually) and their recent stylus for capacitive touch-screens, maybe Apple's announcement truly is a slate, like a drawing slate that can take the role of a contextual keyboard. Or put another way, a touchscreen that can be tasked for different purposes. One minute, it's a Wacom Cintiq type device, the next minute, it's a Final Cut Pro keyboard and a minute later, it's a control surface for Protools or Logic. I'm liking this idea, even if I'm completely wrong! This might explain Apple's emphasis on "creation"?

  1. chucker

    Joined: Dec 1969



    hooray, its the return of macpaint!

    Go eat dirt, adobe...

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969


    "It's not what you think."

    Ah, so it's "Come see our latest creation"? I was hoping they'd do a little more with the tagline on their invitation this time. My suggestion would have been "It's not what you think.", leading to even more speculation in the days before the event. Plus, I hope that when this tablet thing finally is released, it really won't be what we were expecting but hopefully more.

    Then again: neither does Steve ever ask for my advice on marketing things, nor is there a chance that the iSlate/iGuide/iWhatever will ever live up to the hype preceding it.

  1. chirpy22

    Joined: Dec 1969



    they are bringing back the multi-color Apple logo!

  1. sailin74

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Homage to graffiti input? It used to be an option for newton? Inkwell? Hmmm....

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