Spotlight turns to Apple`s `latest creation`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 09:38

San Francisco: The technology rumour mill is busy grinding speculation regarding an Apple event on Wednesday at which the culture-changing firm will unveil its "latest creation."

Expectation that the maker of iPhones and iPods is set to wow the world with a tablet computer is so rampant that the California company`s stock could suffer if it fails to deliver.

"This proposed Apple tablet will take the App Store and iPhone operating system and deliver it in a larger form factor instead of starting from scratch," said Canada-based independent technology analyst Carmi Levy.

"Apple can take years worth of iPhone momentum and drive it right into what is essentially an iPhone on steroids," he continued.

Apple`s tablet is believed to be a notepad-shaped device with a 10-inch colour screen that lets people browse the Web, listen to music, watch movies or television shows and also read electronic books and newspapers.

A tablet would be Apple`s first major product release since it came out with its winning iPhone three years ago. Online retail powerhouse Amazon.com beefed up its market-leading Kindle electronic reader devices just days ago in apparent preparation for an Apple onslaught.

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First Published: Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 09:38

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