Apple will not be attending this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which starts on Thursday in Las Vegas. “Scores of companies at CES will seek to chip away at the franchise Apple has created with its sleek hard drives, which can store photos and act as a voice recorder, in addition to being a music player,” reports Reuters. Apple will, of course, have a major presence at Macworld Expo next week, where it is widely expected to unveil a slew of new products.