Apple set to dominate CES yet again

Apple Online Store“As per usual, Apple seems set to dominate CES once again next year, even though it won’t actually attend the show,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “And that’s despite a keynote speech from Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer.”

Apple already has two hot appointments for official CES opening day, January 6:

• Mac App Store
• Verizon iPhone?

Evans writes, “Oh, I know that [second one is] preposterous, but don’t forget that Verizon CEO, Ivan Seidenberg is delivering the 8.30am ‘State of the CE Industry Keynote address’ at CES on (gulps) January 6.”

Read more in the full article here.


  1. “but don’t forget that Verizon CEO, Ivan Seidenberg is delivering the 8.30am ‘State of the CE Industry Keynote address’ at CES on (gulps) January 6.”

    I bet he really wants to announce the iPhone on Verizon in that speech. Wonder if he learned his lesson?

  2. Seidenberg will deliver another surprise other than the “iPhone”.

    Not seen it discussed anywhere but, when he announces that Verizon will release the iPhone, does he say “iPhone 4.5” or “iPhone 5”.

    That statement will set off a rush of activity at ATT and in every iPhone & Mac site in the world.

  3. I love it when Ballmer is there. He talk about how the iPad is doomed and show off all of these vaporware. Kind of like last time. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  4. Ballmer taking the stage at CES 2011:

    “Hey everyone, remember last year when I took the stage and I said that 2010 would be the year of the tablet? Well, I didn’t say it would be the year of the tablet for us! Ha ha, no seriously, here are some tablets I’m going to show you that won’t be bought in 2011 either.”

  5. Doesn’t Apple typically hold a keynote event in January shortly after CES?

    Like when in 2007 SJ announced iPhone and 2010 the iPad?

    Any such event planned in 2011 to announce something like… I dunno… the Mac App Store… a few hardware upgrades…

    This year’s announcement of the iPad was such a perfect counter punch to Balmy’s drivel about the HP Slate at CES just days before.

    And the rate at which enterprise has taken up the iPad is so sweet!

  6. I forgot the blog, but someone pointed out that Verizon has a 30-day guarantee, so an iPhone announcement may not happen until the end of January. Verizon doesn’t want all those new devices opened up on Christmas morning to be returned for an iPhone.

    This theory is completely plausible as Apple will probably have a media event at the end of the month to announce the next iPad and any other announcements to overshadow CES.

  7. Even without a Verizon iPhone announcement at the show, the show floor will no doubt be dominated by iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Macs, in hand of attendees and in the booths of vendors.

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