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Jan. 27th event to include trio of products?

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.

by MacNN Staff





  1. solafide

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What about MacBook Pro updates?

    As it is reportedly a mobility event, I wonder if SJ will introduce upgraded MacBook Pros before diving into iPhone 4.0 and the tablet?

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I don't believe that a sc+mbag "entertainment" channel like FoxNews has even the smallest scintilla of access to Apple info. I don't think anyone at Apple would choose Murdock's evil empire to leak stuff to, unless they were a "disgruntled" employee. This "report" is probably like pretty much everything else on FoxNews, fiction!

  1. vasic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Long-needed iLife update

    After Steve said that 2005 was "The Year of HD", five years had gone by and there is still no way for an ordinary Mac person to share his HD home movies on physical media with family, friends, school classmates, etc. Surely, they aren't expecting us to tell everyone to get an Apple TV (or to figure out how to watch 10-minute clips on YouTube)???

    Apple has practically abandoned any work on iDVD. This needs to become iBlu-ray (or iBD, or iDVD-BD, or whatever). We must have the ability to create optical media in High-Def. BD-AVCHD is perfectly good way to do it, and any Blu-ray player will play it back. The ability to squeeze an hour of full-HD onto a single dual-layer DVD is perfectly acceptable for ordinary consumers. So, why do I have to jump through hoops and do this song-and-dance routine via Toast 9 in order to get the precious Hi-Def disc to give to my daughter's classmates?

    Apple, please get on it. Windows platform has plenty of choices (Vegas, Pinnacle, U-lead, Premiere Elements...). We should get ours too.

  1. DCJ001

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MacBook Wheel !!!

    Here's the new product and it looks awesome:

  1. jamesfabin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I wish...

    I would be thrilled is Steve would introduce the new Mac Pro (not Macbook). I'm so eager to upgrade mine once the new 6-core chips are available (and hopefully a really nice high-end graphics card to make Motion scream). I know this probably won't happen, but one can always wish.

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