January 27, 2010

According to published reports, the forthcoming Apple tablet will: have a color touch screen, work on 3G and Wifi networks, run a version of the iPhone operating system, save the media industry, cure cancer and be announced at an event today at 10 a.m. PST. Only the timing of the event is confirmed by Apple.

For more predictions and analysis check out these links:
>Apple Event to Focus on Reinventing Content, Not Tablets (Wired)
>What an Apple tablet would mean for publishing (Mac World)
>Apple Tablet Portends Rewrite for Publishers (Wall Street Journal)
>The Tablet Could Spur A Media Revolution, But It Will Be Out Of Apple’s Hands (TechCrunch)
>Apple tablet can’t save print on its own: analysts (Reuters)
>Apple tablet buzz mounts as Steve Jobs plans unveiling (USA Today)
>Is this the Apple tablet? (Engadget)
>A visual guide to the Apple rumors (The Green Room Blog)
>Report: Apple seeks e-book pricing plan for tablet (Cnet.com)
>How the Apple Tablet Interface Could (And Should) Work (Gizmodo)
>Apple Tablet: 10 Things We (Already) Hate About You (DailyFinance.com)
>The inside track on Apple’s tablet: a history of tablet computing (Apple Insider)

Check back at Mobile Media and Poynter.org throughout the day. We will be compiling a list of live bloggers, Twitterers and streaming video coverage of the event, and following up with analysis by Poynter faculty and from around the Web.

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