updated 05:05 pm EST, Mon January 18, 2010
Source mentions tablet, iPhone 4.0, iLife 2010
Apple has a three-pronged focus in mind for its January 27th press event, according to Fox News. A source at Apple is said to claim that in addition to a long-awaited tablet device, the company will probably spend its time on the iPhone 4.0 firmware, alongside an updated iLife suite. Apple has often launched iLife upgrades at the beginning of a year.
No features of iLife 2010 have been revealed, nor have any new tablet details emerged. iLife is however likely to exploit the architecture of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and may completely remove any support for PowerPC processors. iLife '09 began the migration to Intel exclusivity, making components like "Learn to Play" in GarageBand inaccessible to owners of G5 Macs. The iPhone 4.0 firmware may be necessary to support the tablet, which is widely expected to run iPhone apps.