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This will shock a lot of people but a press release from Apple just released this afternoon stating that this coming MacWorld in January will be the last, and Steve Jobs won't be on hand to say goodbye. MacWorld has been a launching point for some of Apple's most important consumer products to date. In the press release Apple states the following for the shift from MacWorld:
Apple is reaching more people in more ways than ever before, so like many companies, trade shows have become a very minor part of how Apple reaches its customers. The increasing popularity of Apple's Retail Stores, which more than 3.5 million people visit every week, and the Apple.com website enable Apple to directly reach more than a hundred million customers around the world in innovative new ways.
Some of this is true but I find it very hard to believe that such a high profile event would be canceled after January. Will this be the return of Apple to CES as they enter the consumer's homes?
The company plans to show off consumer electronics prototypes that run "widgets" or mini-applications that could complement TV viewing with information from the Internet. These widgets that are developed will allow TV watchers to talk to friends in real-time or buy products advertised o TV from online stores.
No news yet on whether these devices will be connected to online TV sites like Hulu, You Tube and others. [read]