Apple's iPhone 5S will be officially unveiled tomorrow alongside the new iOS7 and a look at search rankings tells you that the device is dominating the Internet. It appears that Microsoft is trying to upstage that unveiling with an announcement today that they will be unveiling the next generation of the Surface tablet on September 23.
While this is almost certainly a calculated move, it also seems to be a bit of a desperate move since Apple's newest smartphone is quite a bit more popular than the Windows based tablet. Still, the tech world will certainly be interested to see what will actually be unveiled on the September 23 event.
Media leaks indicated that Microsoft will actually be rolling out two brand new versions of their flagship tablet. The Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2 will both be shown off at the event. Leaks have indicated that the second generation of these tablets will have a new two-stage kickstand but the main design of both tablets won't be that much different from the originals.
The Surface Pro 2 is expected to also boast a slightly more powerful Haswell processor from Intel. The processor will help out when it comes to battery life, increasing how long the tablet can go without charging by about two hours. The Surface 2 is expected to have Nvidia's Tegra 4 processor and the devices are said to both have something called a "power cover" that is also built to increase battery life with a built in battery in the cover.
While these new features will certainly impress fans of the original Windows tablets, it doesn't seem like the announcement will be stealing much interest away from the iPhone 5S or whatever Apple rolls out tomorrow. As with most Apple announcements, the tech world has been abuzz for weeks about getting an official look at the newest iteration of the iPhone. Apple is also set to announce exactly when people can start downloading the official version of iOS7.