Endgadget is reporting that Apple will have a "Major" announcement ready for the public of their "New Creation" on January 27th at 10am. Now this has been known/speculated for a while, but this is the first time Apple has admitted that a "New Creation" will be unveiled at this event.
Make sure you find a good live blogging stream somewhere as this is going to be huge if the heavily rumored iSlate is what is going to be announced. If this changes things the way people are saying, I believe then we have just seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of what the app store is. That means a lot more work for us here at 148apps, as things could one day be 1.48million apps!
We'll be following all the developments as it pertains to the app store, and how the device will use all the old games and apps. It's not guaranteed that this new device will have backwards compatibility but I believe that it will, due to the crucial nature of that ability would be for launch. Imagine you opening your new device on day one, and having access to 100,000+ applications already tested and working for it.
So far my guesses are this:
1) Price point of $1000
2) Unexpected design
3) Two Models: 32gb 10", 64gb 11"
4) Will run a modified version of iPhone OS4.
5) Typing will be on screen, and via foldout wireless bluetooth keyboard.
6) We'll have to learn new gestures, and change the way we interact with touch screens.