As if the huge anticipation of Wednesday’s event wasn’t enough, eyewitnesses including Apple execs and Jobs' friends are said to have heard Apple’s CEO state that the tablet project was “the most important thing I’ve ever done.”
TechCrunch reports that, although this is not “first hand” information, “[...] We’ve heard it multiple times second and third hand from completely independent sources. Senior Apple execs and friends of Jobs are telling people that he’s about as excited about the upcoming Apple Tablet as he’s ever been. Coming from the man who has created so much, that’s saying something.”
Run by Steve Jobs, Apple has always been passionate about its products, so we can all expect something big to be announced on Wednesday, if rumors of a tablet device bearing the Apple logo are true. Apple stated in the past that it would not enter the netbook market developing a portable, low-cost PC, because it didn’t feel it could craft one “that isn’t a piece of junk.”
Moreover, tablets introduced by HP and Dell have failed to create mass hysteria, while the entire industry is waiting for a move from Cupertino. Apple, more than any company, is believed to be the most prepared to develop an all-screen portable that satisfies the needs of a laptop user. Several patents published by the company appear to indicate that the Mac maker finally has the technology to make all this possible.
On Wednesday, at an event confirmed by Apple as focused on “creation,” the company’s CEO is expected to introduce not only a tablet device, but also new versions of iLife, iWork and new ways to buy content from the iTunes store. The event will be hosted at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, a venue regularly rented by Apple for big announcements.