Back to the Mac: New iLife ’11, MacBook Air and a Mystery Product

Apple’s Back to the Mac event is scheduled to take place later today in San Francisco. As usual, Apple is being tightlipped about what to expect in the event. However, BGR has already confirmed that we will be seeing a new MacBook Air, as well as the latest edition of iLife suite, which includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb. The confirmation came in the form of categories in Apple’s official discussion forums.

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Apple staffers also created a mystery category called “Reserved 10 20″ for a possibly unknown product. I am hoping that the mystery product turns out to be Mac OS 10.7, which has been speculated to be codenamed Lion.

Engadget has also managed to learn about the key specifications of the updated MacBook Air. The new Air will be as sleek as the original Air (actually smaller), while bumping up the specifications by a fair bit. Here’s what Engadget was told about the Air.

  • Display: 11.6 inch screen.
  • Processor: 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (optional 2.33GHz upgrade).
  • RAM: 2GB.
  • Other: Mini DisplayPort, 2xUSB (one of the left and one on the right), and SD card reader. Air’s trackpad will be similar to the multi-touch trackpad in MacBook Pros.

All You Want to Know About The Apple Event

The Apple Event is scheduled to be held in the next few days. We have been following the event for quite sometime now. There have been several rumors and confirmed news. We take a look at all the happenings and all the possibilities which can come out of the most anticipated event of the year.

When: January 27th, 2010.

Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, San Francisco.

Can I go? No, it is Invitation only.

Major Announcements at the Apple Event

Though there are several rumors doing the rounds of the Internet, there is also some confirmed news as to what can be expected at the Apple Event, these include:

iPhone OS 4.0

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There is confirmed news that the OS 4.0 is going to be unveiled at this event. New features include the addition of multi-tasking and better touch support. However, don’t expect Apple to announce a new version of the iPhone at this event, it could come out at MacWorld expo later.

Apple Tablet aka iTablet

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There has been tons of rumors around the Apple Tablet. The tablet was earlier rumored to be named as the iSlate, but is now almost confirmed as the iTablet. The iTablet will use the iPhone OS as the base, however, there is not much detail available about the device yet, not even with Valleywag who had announced a $100,000 contest to get more information about the device.

However, the iTablet is definitely rumored to be priced around $1000 and may be go on sale in March-April 2010. Please note, the above image is not a representation of the actual iTablet.

iLife 2010

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Among other things, Fox News has also reported the introduction of iLife 2010. iLife is a software suite for Mac users consisting of iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, Garageband and iWeb. There is confirmed news that iLife 2010 will make a debut at the Apple Event.

What’s More

iPod fans got a bunch of updates at the last event, including an iPod with a camera. However, it is disappointing that the iPod touch with the camera is not being talked about. Hopefully, we should see a iPod Touch with a camera as the surprise announcement at the event.

We will keep you updated about the latest events and will be covering the event as live as we can. Stay tuned in the next few days to get more news and updates on the Apple Event.