When is the Apple tablet announcement?

As details leak and anticipation mounts, everyone wants to know when to watch.

Latest Creation signage is applied to the side of San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center before Wednesday's Apple event, widely believed to debut a tablet computer.

Four times this morning we've been asked if we know when Apple is scheduled to kick off its "latest creation" media event.

To all of you out there wondering the same thing, here's a rundown of when things get started in San Francisco (thanks to Engadget):

08:00AM - Hawaii
10:00AM - Pacific
11:00AM - Mountain
12:00PM - Central
01:00PM - Eastern
06:00PM - London
07:00PM - Paris
09:00PM - Moscow
03:00AM - Tokyo (January 28th)

Live video from Apple press conferences is frowned upon, but a closet industry of live-bloggers has sprung up to feed fanboys' (and fangirls') need to know about new products now. Our favorite setup involves multiple tabs spread out across a couple browser windows, preferably on two or more screens, pulling in content from all the big boys.

Where will we be watching? Twitter's a good place to start – set up hashtag searches in your favorite desktop app – but the many tech sites will have people reporting live from the event. In no particular order, here's a few sites to watch:





As expected, the Apple tablet rumors are flying this morning, and include spy shots, executive slip-ups, and purported (and already disproved) insider opinions.


For the latest on what Apple announces today, keep coming back to Horizons – we'll have reaction and analysis later in the day. And, as always, be sure to follow us on Twitter.

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