Apple to announce ‘latest creation’ Jan. 27 – Will it be a new iPhone or Tablet PC or both!
Apple will unveil its “latest creation” Jan. 27 in San Francisco, the company said in an e-mail to journalists Monday. Whether that creation will be a tablet, new iPhone or other device is not known, although there has been plenty of speculation in recent weeks that the Cupertino company will release a tablet computer.
Apple is notoriously secretive about new products and product development. A spate of tablet computers were introduced earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show. Dell shared its 5-inch tablet concept at CES, and an HP tablet prototype was also shown. Google and HTC are reportedly also working on a tablet together.
Piper Jaffray analyst and Apple expert Gene Munster said recently that an Apple tablet would likely launch in March. Two models could be available, one with a 7-inch screen, another with a 10-inch screen, and pricing of between $600 and $1,000 has been bandied about.
Apple could also introduce a new version of the iPhone, which is essentially the same now as it has been since its introduction in June 2007. It is the idea of a tablet, however, that has most in the tech world excited, with one pundit describing it as “the most eagerly awaited tablet since Moses delivered the Ten Commandments.”