CES is going to be held Thursday to Sunday; there have already been rumors and speculations about many companies including Apple, let’s take look at apple’s products to be announced this year, Apple won’t officially attend the CES though.
iPhone 4 has been on rumor that Verizon would promote Apple iPhone 4, and Verizon is ecpected to announce the 4G LTE service at CES 2011, Analysts speculate Apple is waiting for that announcement to allow the company to offer a Verizon iPhone, which is why Apple is expected to announce the Verizon iPhone 4 at the 2011 CES. If it happens it would be a great deal for apple’s fans and Apple as well, and hasn’t had one yet because of AT&T sells it now and don’t want their network. It would double the sale of iPhone 4 in the region. Verizon iPhone 4 is expected to cost same as AT&T $199.
Next is Apple iPad 2, Analysts has already speculated about the iPad 2 and the features of it, The company will offer a Wi-Fi only, UMTS, and CDMA version, improving upon the original iPad, which was released as a Wi-Fi only, a 3G only (no longer available), and a Wi-Fi/3G combination. While the original can only run on the AT&T network, the iPad 2 will be able to run on the Verizon network as well, meaning more consumers might want to purchase the device. The tablets are expected to cost about the same as the current one, which run at $499 to $699 for Wi-Fi only and $629 to $829 for the combination model.
In 2010, Apple had its own exhibit called iLounge Pavilion, which showed off iPod, iPhone and Mac accessories made by more than 100 manufacturers. At the 2011 CES, the iLounge Pavilion is expected to be the biggest one yet. Product announcements for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod accessories will be made by manufacturers such as iSkin and Mophie, Helium Digital and others.
Apple’s iHome division is expected to announce portable speakers for the iPad at the 2011 CES, called the iDM 12 Rechargeable Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Historically, Apple likes its devices to be closed, meaning that each device has its own line of accessories, so this set is a first for the iPad, since it can work not only with the iPad but it is also interchangeable with other devices. The price is expected to run from $49.95 to $99.95, the typical price for Apple accessories.
Apple has never officially attended any CES International event, and will not attend this year’s either .Typically, when the company wants to announce a product, it holds its own conferences and events, such as the MacWorld show. This show typically runs at about two weeks after the annual CES and this year, it will be held Jan. 27-29.