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    Official confirmation that Apple will be announcing a new product on January 27 has finally come: Engadget reports that Apple has begun sending out invitations for 10:00 in the morning at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Although there is no information as to what the event will be for, expectations are pretty much universal that Apple will announce its new tablet a week from Wednesday, and that it will begin shipping in a few months.

    It had been revealed last month that Apple had reserved the downtown arts center for several days next week. Initial speculation was that the announcement would be made on January 26, but The Wall Street Journal's Jon Paczkowski said at the beginning of this month that his sources said that the date had been fixed as January 27, a week from Wednesday. Apple had often made new product announcements on Tuesdays, but broke that mold last year when it scheduled the "It's Only Rock'n'Roll" event on Wednesday, September 9.

    Last month, the Silicon Valley Insider's business page shared reports that developers had been asked to provide larger-sized demos of their apps for a 10-inch tablet screen. The French site Mac4Ever reported that the new iPhone SDK included a sort of "simulator" enabling devs to easily port their apps from the iPhone's screen to a larger screen. Also expected at this even is the announcement of iPhone OS 4.0, which will be the operating system used on the new device.

    Most sources predict that the tablet will begin shipping in March.

    image via Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: It's on. started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 50 Comments
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Although I'd hate to see it come true, the tablet is probably running iPhone OS 4.0. Think about it. If they're announcing 4.0 on the same day, it must be on the tablet. Otherwise, why wouldn't they announce it in March like last year? If it's running iPhone OS 4.0, then they might as well announce 4.0 for the iPhone because everyone is going to see it in the tablet anyway.

      But that means we are almost certainly getting Flash and multitasking in the next OS.
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by jdonn2009 View Post
      they are porting apps from the iphone to run on the supposed tablet 10" screen... kinda speakes for itself man...
      Source? I mean nothing about the tablet is confirmed and yet people are making all sorts of dumb claims. I will really laugh if there's no mention of the tablet at all in the event.
    1. VaderForce's Avatar
      VaderForce -
      Great, can't wait!.
    1. sucram6791's Avatar
      sucram6791 -
      i cant wait for 4.0 im hoping a complete overhaul has been made
    1. barsoverbeats's Avatar
      barsoverbeats -
      I believe that the claims of the OS 4.0 being run, are due to 4.0 SDK having the new ability to scale applications to larger screen resolutions.
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      I really hope that the OS 4.0 will be introduced at this event. This will be so interesting and exciting. Can't wait!!! Apple i hope you will show us something very innovative and new!

      Quote Originally Posted by €hR!$ View Post
      Although I'd hate to see it come true, the tablet is probably running iPhone OS 4.0. Think about it. If they're announcing 4.0 on the same day, it must be on the tablet. Otherwise, why wouldn't they announce it in March like last year? If it's running iPhone OS 4.0, then they might as well announce 4.0 for the iPhone because everyone is going to see it in the tablet anyway.

      But that means we are almost certainly getting Flash and multitasking in the next OS.
      There's no confirmation that OS 4.0 will have flash or multitasking. But i'm sure we'll know soon. If it does incorporate flash i hope it will have an on/off switch because i don't want to load every website with flash advertisement. As i've said before if there's no switch for it than your websites will take more time to load on the phone.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      ooh ooh ooh... So Close...
    1. tomcooldrummer's Avatar
      tomcooldrummer -
      How could you have a simulator of a computer on a computer?? :-S
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by barsoverbeats View Post
      I believe that the claims of the OS 4.0 being run, are due to 4.0 SDK having the new ability to scale applications to larger screen resolutions.
      Or maybe the next iPhone will have a true 16:9 wide screen? I was always hoping apple would make the iPhone like this. Like the nexus one.
    1. valben1's Avatar
      valben1 -
      whats up with all the colors on the invitation. i think the new iphone will have multi colors like the nano