So, that rumored Apple event everyone has been jawing about these past few weeks? It's on and it's going to be a big deal.
Sources in a position to know tell me Apple is indeed planning a media event later this month at which the company will announce a major new product. The gathering is to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, a space Apple often uses for media events like this. According to other sources, it will occur on Wednesday, January 27, not Tuesday, January 26, as had been rumored.
No definitive word on what that product is, but I think we all have a pretty good idea of what to expect.
Incidentally, this won't be the first time Apple has scheduled a special event on a Wednesday as opposed to Tuesday, which it has historically preferred for such things. The "It's Only Rock and Roll" iPod event held last September, which was also rumored to be scheduled on a Tuesday, was ultimately held on Wednesday, September 9. Evidently, Wednesday is the new Tuesday.