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Apple's January 27 Event is "Major Announcement"

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Apple has reportedly got an event scheduled for January 27 and, not surprisingly, people are really banking on the company announcing the tablet we in the tech world has been talking about for the last year.

There have been a ton of rumors since late December. Suffice to say, everyone is really worked up about this product. A report in the Wall Street Journal this week cites people briefed by the company who say the device will ship in March with a pricetag of around $1,000. John Paczkowski at All Things D cites "sources in a position to know" who say Apple is planning a major media event for later this month (Wednesday, January 27 to be precise). These "sources in a position to know" say Apple will be launching a product at this event.

Word on the street just before the new year hit was that Apple had booked the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Fransisco for later this month.

Are you excited about the Apple tablet? We were a little excited at the beginning but now that CES is promising more tablets than you could shake a stick at – and for a lot less money if rumors are to be believed – we're just kind of "meh" on the subject.

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    ecnovaec , January 5, 2010 2:54 PM
    As much as I hate apple, they're geniuses for capitalizing on how stupid people are. What the hell are you going to do with a $1k tablet besides check your facebook at starbucks and tweet about how we should plant more trees?
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    quantum mask , January 5, 2010 2:43 PM
    $1000? I thought it was going to be a reasonable price!
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    volks1470 , January 5, 2010 2:40 PM
    Too expensive at $1000. I liked that $200 one they had in another article...very nice price.
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    volks1470 , January 5, 2010 2:40 PM
    Too expensive at $1000. I liked that $200 one they had in another article...very nice price.
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    quantum mask , January 5, 2010 2:43 PM
    $1000? I thought it was going to be a reasonable price!
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    mman74 , January 5, 2010 2:50 PM
    US$1,000 is a bit too steep. Unless this device has some major tricks up it's sleeve I probably won't buy it. But knowing Apple, they do have some Aces tucked away, so I am still interested. I will put money on this being not just a plain old tablet Mac.
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    ecnovaec , January 5, 2010 2:54 PM
    As much as I hate apple, they're geniuses for capitalizing on how stupid people are. What the hell are you going to do with a $1k tablet besides check your facebook at starbucks and tweet about how we should plant more trees?
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    vangvace , January 5, 2010 3:00 PM
    $1000 is reasonable... for an Apple product.
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    rooket , January 5, 2010 3:03 PM
    I like apples.... caramel covered apples. I have never owned an apple product in my life.
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    HalJordan , January 5, 2010 3:14 PM
    Quote:
    Are you excited about the Apple tablet? We were a little excited at the beginning but now that CES is promising more tablets than you could shake a stick at – and for a lot less money if rumors are to be believed – we're just kind of "meh" on the subject.


    "Meh" sums it up perfectly. Though, that is my response when Apple announces anything. Just avoid early adoption. Apple will release another version about 6 months after the initial launch.
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    perpetual98 , January 5, 2010 3:31 PM
    If only Steve Jobs could figure out how to charge for hype. They were talking about the Apple tablet on Good Morning America this morning ffs.
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    godwhomismike , January 5, 2010 3:37 PM
    Can someone explain to me why this is something I should be excited about? Sounds like a very expensive touchscreen netbook without the keyboard.
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    godwhomismike , January 5, 2010 3:40 PM
    I am more excited about the upcoming 12-core Mac Pro, which btw is something I would never be able to afford. Doesn't stop me from lusting over a machine with 12 physical cores, 24 processor threads, and the possibility of 128GB of DDR3 memory. As long as there is lotto, there is always the dream.
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    disavowed , January 5, 2010 3:41 PM
    meh is right...oversized ipod touch
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    wildwell , January 5, 2010 3:44 PM
    haljordan"Meh" sums it up perfectly. Though, that is my response when Apple announces anything. Just avoid early adoption. Apple will release another version about 6 months after the initial launch.

    Ditto.
    Besides, it's way too early to judge the device when it hasn't been demoed to us and CES is about to begin.
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    Abrahm , January 5, 2010 4:00 PM
    quantum mask$1000? I thought it was going to be a reasonable price!

    LOL. Did you miss the part that says this is an Apple product?

    Anyways, the media is far more interested in the device than the average consumer, and I would bet that the majority of people that are interested would be a lot less interested if the media could pull their heads out of Apple's ass. Why isn't any other companies "secret device" covered as extensively as this? It's just an over sized, over priced ipod ffs.
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    vant , January 5, 2010 4:56 PM
    Because Apple has a knack for being successful in areas where others have sat incumbent.
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    thejerk , January 5, 2010 4:56 PM
    ecnovaecWhat the hell are you going to do with a $1k tablet besides check your facebook at starbucks and tweet about how we should plant more trees?


    Look gayer than having just a MacBook alone. :-)

    For the record, I'm writing this on my girlfriend's MacBook... sold to her by her gay brother... a manager at an Apple Store... running Windows 7.
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    ecnovaec , January 5, 2010 6:03 PM
    why do you hope he is gay? ;) 
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    back_by_demand , January 5, 2010 6:13 PM
    Is it me or does Steve Jobs remind you of PT Barnum...
    Roll up, roll up!!! A sucker born every minute!!!
    Honestly, the hype that is delivered to the actual products is disproportionate. If Steve Jobs were to unveil a huge shit on a plate with enough of a drum roll people would still whoop and holler before buying one and smearing it all over their fat stupid faces.

    Well done for delivering a tablet precisely 9 years after Bill Gates demonstrated a tablet PC at Comdex in 2001 and 21 years after the GRiDPad in 1989.
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    mr_tuel , January 5, 2010 6:20 PM
    The price will probably come down in time. The iPhone was originally $600 upfront, now you can get one for $99.
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    christop , January 5, 2010 8:34 PM
    I can't afford it.......
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    matt87_50 , January 5, 2010 9:51 PM
    ecnovaecAs much as I hate apple, they're geniuses for capitalizing on how stupid people are. What the hell are you going to do with a $1k tablet besides check your facebook at starbucks and tweet about how we should plant more trees?


    do what ever you do on a laptop? use it as a universal home intergration remote? as a mountable GPS? Drawing? Ereading?

    honestly I think they are going about it all wrong with a price like that. the stuff you use a tablet for (touch) doesn't require that much power! it should have been developed as a bigger ipod touch! not a full blown laptop in a tablet form.
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