It seems like Apple is gearing up for a late in the year event to introduce the world to its tablet publishing platform. Over the weekend, we first heard about a tablet-only newspaper from the Guardian. The Daily would be a News Corp exclusively tablet publication that was worked on with Apple and will usher in Apple’s Tablet publishing platform.
Daring Fireball then reported some additional details of an event to be hosted by Apple CEO Steve Jobs and News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch:
My understanding is that this initiative is going to launch with a press event, with Murdoch (and perhaps other newspaper and magazine executives) joining Steve Jobs on stage. This is not going to be a quiet launch, to say the least. But “this month” is effectively already over, considering that Thanksgiving is Thursday, so it won’t happen until next month at the earliest.
(The date I’ve heard is December 9, but that’s a Thursday, which would be somewhat unusual for an Apple press event. My guess is that they’re telling people December 9 but it might slip back to Tuesday or Wednesday the week after. Perhaps it will coincide with the opening of the Mac App Store?)
Additionally, we’ve heard from a completely unverified/unreliable source, that EA is going to be on hand at the event, which will take place around December 14 to show some of its wares for the completely unrelated Mac App Store. We have little faith in this but we’ve been missing some good tips lately.