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Long-awaited device rumoured to be revealed in the new year

Apple ‘planning January tablet launch’

Apple is said to be planning a launch event for its tablet on January 19th, following a lukewarm response to the firm’s holiday line-up.

Many Apple fans were disappointed in September when the firm announced its redesigned iPods and a new version of iTunes, with no mention of the long-awaited touchscreen tablet.

“Apparently Apple has pencilled in an event for the [San Francisco] Moscone Center on January 19th 2010, but is yet to be confirmed,” TCA director Robert Peckham wrote in a blog for PCR. “Apple has traditionally launched significant products in January – both the MacBook Air and AppleTV were launched in January 2008.”

According to Peckham, rumoured names for the device include iPad, MacPad and Macbook Touch.

Apple has also made orders and investments recently that hint at the specifications of the tablet. To read more, click here.

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