After months of speculation, it appears that Apple will officially be in attendance at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a move made possible by Apple’s announcement last January that it would no longer attend the Macworld Expo, which historically takes place during the same week as CES.
According to a report in the WSJ, CES event organizers have also reached out to Apple CEO Steve Jobs and have invited him to deliver the event’s keynote speech. Not surprisingly, however, Jobs has yet to respond, and with Apple able to generate a considerable amount of buzz with its own special media events, we’re not too sure if Jobs would be willing to share the event and the spotlight with other speakers and products. Unless, of course, he has a huge product announcement that would effectively overshadow everything else. It might sound lofty, but it wouldn’t be the first time Apple’s been able to steal CES’s thunder. In 2007, Buzz from the iPhone introduction all but drowned out all news from the weeklong CES conference that was taking place at the same time.
One thing’s for sure – if Steve Jobs delivers a keynote at CES, you can bet that the entire tech world will be listening, and that every other company will be dreading whatever new product Apple happens to have up its sleeve.