just can't catch a break. In the rumor department, not the
sales/performance department. Even with the holidays upon us, the
rumors are flaming up higher than ever, with the latest asserting that
the company will be hosting a product event next month. Eagle-eyed
folks have noticed that Apple has reserved space in late January at a
venue in San Francisco that it has typically used to unveil new gear.
The stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is all Apple's on
Tuesday, January 26th, and unless it enjoys paying for space that it
has no intention of using, you can pretty much bank on something being
unveiled. It makes sense when you think about it. Apple isn't going to
be doing a keynote speech at Macworld this year, and it definitely
won't be introducing something new at CES (at least, we doubt it).
So, let's say Apple does unveil something. What could it be? At this
point, we'd be shocked if it's not some sort of tablet computer
has been announced, and even OLPC has revealed
that it has a
tablet on its mind. In other words, every major company is thinking
about a tablet, and at this point, we'd say it's on Apple's radar as
well. Where there's smoke, there's fire--right?