“Hold onto your hats: CES 2012 is coming and it seems Apple will dominate once again, even without being there,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “That’s because the firm has already set its stall with products and services which match the trends we’ll see emerging as ever so, ever so important this year.”

“For every tablet prototype shown this year, think back to the hundred or so revealed at CES in 2011,” Evans writes. “Many of these never hit the shops. The ones that did ship didn’t make the grade.”

Apple’s agenda for 2012 will include:
• The iPad 3
• The iPhone 5
• New generations of MacBook Air
• The evolution of iCloud services
• New developments in iTunes
• The Apple television

CES exhibitors will, as usual, “be playing catch-up to adroit Apple, as while they try to interest us all in what they’ve got coming there’s no escaping that in many of these sectors Apple already has a service or device offering in place,” Evans writes.

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]