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With MacWorld dead to Apple, speculation is high on where it might take its electronics announcements

Perhaps no other electronics company has been as successful as Apple at generating buzz for its new products over the past several years.  Every major Apple conference is hotly anticipated as Apple's admirers lust for new iPods, iPhones, Macs, and Apple software.  For the most part, Apple has delivered, keeping its fans stoked.

However, one of its major launch platforms, MacWorld, is out of the picture for Apple.  Apple made headlines early this year when it announced that its 2009 MacWorld appearance would be its last.  The natural question that came next was -- if Apple isn't going to MacWorld, where is it going instead?

A natural answer seemed to be the Consumer Electronics Show.  Apple's main rivals -- Sony, Nintendo, Lenovo, Samsung, HP, Dell -- all have a heavy presence at the show.  The buzz that surrounds a major Apple event could easily steal the show from these competitors.

Gary Shapiro, head of the world’s largest consumer electronics industry trade group -- the Consumer Electronics Association -- which puts on the CES show, says he has invited Apple CEO Steve Jobs to deliver a keynote address at the 2010 CES.  He mentioned the news at a San Francisco dinner for journalists.  However, he quickly followed that no one at Apple has responded to his inquiry.

Dow Jones / WSJ reporter Ben Charny originally wrote that Apple would be attending the event, possibly misinterpreting Mr. Shapiro's comments.  Wrote Mr. Charny, "Apple plans to attend the show's 2010 version, marking the first time in memory the Cupertino, Calif., consumer-electronics giant will be there."

Engadget quickly jumped on Mr. Charny's claims and the WSJ has since corrected the blog post.  It now appears there is no certainty over whether Apple will make the show or not.

An Apple appearance wouldn't just be good for Apple; it'd be great news for the CEA.  The CEA has been forced to downsize and cut back on the grandiose display that is CES due to the ailing economy.  An Apple presence could bring thousands of new visitors and an influx of money, rejuvenating the world's largest electronics show.

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Stop the press!
By the goat on 7/30/2009 12:29:26 PM , Rating: 5
problem: Slow new day.

solution: Write an article about a company that has not announced anything.

RE: Stop the press!
By teng029 on 7/30/2009 12:37:23 PM , Rating: 2
i was thinking the same thing. today's news is there isn't any.

RE: Stop the press!
By DEredita on 7/30/2009 12:37:13 PM , Rating: 5
Come on Dailytech, I can think of a few articles you can wrote about:

- The upcoming 3.4Ghz AMD Phenom II 965 cpu
- The upcoming Core i7 CPUs due out in September
- MS customers entitled to copies of Win 7 Enterprise in August
- Crucial's new SSD drives.

Those are a hell of a lot more interesting than wasting a whole page writing about tech vapors.

RE: Stop the press!
By Zensen on 7/31/2009 7:47:21 AM , Rating: 2
haha I was thinking as I was clicking on here that surely there's more worthy news out there. Less apple more of everything else. There is so much out there than what apple is deciding what they are having for dinner tonight.

pick up yer game!

RE: Stop the press!
By acase on 7/30/2009 12:42:11 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously. I assumed it was going to be a waste of a read when I saw the title...but since it is Dailytech and the title rarely acurately describes the article I was forced to scan through it anyway.

RE: Stop the press!
By DEredita on 7/30/2009 12:48:44 PM , Rating: 4
Too bad we couldn't rate articles. LOL

RE: Stop the press!
By mikecel79 on 7/30/09, Rating: 0
RE: Stop the press!
By Pirks on 7/30/2009 3:32:53 PM , Rating: 2
And then just one Mick's article like that gets 6 and... all your -1's are in vain! har har har

RE: Stop the press!
By invidious on 7/30/2009 2:26:29 PM , Rating: 4
Yes rating articles (or more so the authors) would be very much welcomed. Then if an author is consistantly rated down their blogs should not be posted on the main page.

RE: Stop the press!
By TSS on 7/30/2009 2:46:52 PM , Rating: 3
this will not happen.

jason is probably the highest income of clicks blogger this site has and we all know he'd be the first to be voted down.

and i'll bet it won't be easy finding a replacement, either. anybody here wanna take up the task?

RE: Stop the press!
By DEredita on 7/30/2009 8:44:32 PM , Rating: 2
I would love to blog about new tech toys (GPUs, CPUs, SSD technology, Win 7, new Apple computer releases, etc...). Those are the things most tech people like to read about. The computer tech articles, and the review round ups have been absent for a long while now.

RE: Stop the press!
By kattanna on 7/30/2009 2:46:56 PM , Rating: 2
but then we would never get to see another mick article!!

jason mick wrote:
speculation is high

no mick.. the only thing high is you i think.

By BrandtTheMan on 7/30/2009 12:02:00 PM , Rating: 3
Who cares if they have or have not answered?

RE: Seriously?
By ClownPuncher on 7/30/2009 12:24:49 PM , Rating: 3
I personally like it when Apple says nothing. Apple, make it a trend, just be silent.

RE: Seriously?
By DEredita on 7/30/2009 2:18:03 PM , Rating: 3
...especially if it means no new articles on Daily Tech related to Apple.

RE: Seriously?
By DEredita on 7/30/2009 12:43:52 PM , Rating: 2
Their stock will jump $5 today, because investors will think this is good. *rolleyes*

RE: Seriously?
By DEredita on 7/30/2009 12:48:01 PM , Rating: 2
Apple Stock: 163.6101 ( +3.5801 )


RE: Seriously?
By Scott66 on 7/30/2009 1:17:59 PM , Rating: 2
Stock is up due to a Steve Jobs picture and sighting via TMZ

RE: Seriously?
By DEredita on 7/30/2009 2:15:11 PM , Rating: 2
People get all excited over Steve Job sighting, the same way the government gets when a new picture/update of Kim Jong Il surfaces from North Korea.

Picking on a Bad Apple
By christojojo on 7/30/2009 5:47:31 PM , Rating: 3
I read this article in the following link. It tells a story of someone not getting that glorified Apple service they tout in the commercials.

Note: I literally stumbled on the article and I am not quite familiar with the host site enough to judge integrity. I am hoping at the least it brings a chuckle to fellow PC users that get sick of Apple's falsities.

By Diesel Donkey on 7/30/2009 2:29:31 PM , Rating: 2
Apple's main rivals -- Sony, Nintendo, Lenovo, Samsung, HP, Dell -- all have a heavy presence at the show.
How are Apple and Nintendo rivals, exactly? Are we talking about mobile gaming here? If so, are they actually comparable?

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