Apple Tablet PC Rumours Round Up : 27th January, SDK & Product Launch

The blogosphere has been inundated with a plethora of rumours suggesting the launch date of Apple's much-hyped tablet computer device, with some recent reports claiming that the company is indeed planning to unleash the device at an event in San Francisco later this month.

Quoting anonymous sources, Digital Daily is reporting that Apple is all set to announce the product on 27 January at the Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts in San Francisco.

However, Financial Times had already reported few weeks back that the electronics giant had rented a stage at the Yerba Buena Centre, but it was claiming the date of the event to be 26 January.

In addition, another report is also suggesting that the Apple developers have already been provided with the essential development tools - also known as SDK - as well as instructions to produce apps demos for the company's long-rumoured device.

An Apple Insider report is purporting that the developers have been told to design full screen demos of their iPhone apps. Moreover, developers have been asked to prepare the demos beyond standard 320x480 pixels size of iPod Touch and iPhone.

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal is indicating that the company is in fact planning to unveil the product this month, and will begin shipping it in March.

Our Comments

All the ingredients have now been brought together thanks to the rumours and the only missing item is the tablet itself. Surprisingly, Apple will be the last at the party but it will definitely be the first one to market one tangibly it seems.

Related Links

Major Apple Product Announcement Set for Wednesday, Jan. 27

(Digital Daily)

Apple's Wed., Jan. 27 event could include iPhone 4.0 SDK [u]

(Apple Insider)

Apple Devs Already Handed SDK for Tablet Application Demos (Rumor)

(Softpedia)

Rumours mount over Apple's tablet

(Press Association)

Apple to Ship Tablet Device in March

(The Wall Street Journal)