Fox News is reporting that Apple will be launching the iPhone OS 4 and the brand new iLife 2010, alongside its now quasi legendary tablet PC,at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco on 27 January.
Fox journalist Clayton Morris claims that he spoke to an Apple source who confirmed to him that the three products are likely to be the focus of the event. Some might say that Fox News, whose tagline is "Fair & Balance", cannot be trusted.
Yesterday, "A-list" journalists - including a handful of Brits - received a rather cryptic invitation to the YBC event to view what is expected to be Apple's most important announcement ever since the original iPhone was launched back in 2007.
The tablet is expected to come with a 10-inch touchscreen display and would essentially come with the same set of features as the iPod Touch. It is likely that the new iPhone OS 4.0 will bring a number of new capabilities that will initially appear on the Tablet and later extended to the new iPod Touch.
We'd bet our bottom dollar that the next version would also include a number of performance improvements - and if you peek underneath the bonnet - details about what the iPhone 4G might offer in terms of functions.
As for the new iLife 2010, there were rumours last year that it would be supporting iTunes LP as well as iTunes Extras. Expect the version to be Intel-only and to benefit frm a number of significant improvements.
Now, it might be time for a massive change to the iLife 2010. The iLife currently costs £71 and it would be great if Apple could reduce the price slightly. iLife, as a reminder, includes iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, iWeb and iDVD. Surprisingly, Microsoft doesn't have a similar package.