MediaMemo citing "music industry sources" reports that Apple is planning a keynote event for the week of September 7th. Apple has held similar events in September for the past four years, so it isn't much of a surprise.
MacRumors breaks it down:
2008: Apple held a "Let's Rock" event to introduce iTunes 8 and new iPod touch, nano, and shuffle models.
2007: Apple held a "The Beat Goes On" event introducing the original iPod touch alongside updates to the remainder of the iPod line, an iTunes 7.4 update, and iPhone price drops.
2006: Apple offered the "It's Showtime" event introducing iTunes 7 and iPod updates, as well as a sneak peak at the "iTV" that launched several months later as the Apple TV.
2005: Apple's "Here We Go Again" event introduced the Motorola ROKR mobile phone with iTunes support alongside the release of iTunes 5 and saw the introduction of the original iPod nano to replace the iPod mini.
If true, Apple's event will most likely happen on Tuesday, September 8 as it prefers to make announcement on Tuesday so that they don't get lost in the Monday new glut.
Based on Apple's track record it's pretty easy to deduce that the fifth anniversary event will probably be similar to years past: a music-oriented keynote announcing new iPods and possibly a new version of iTunes.
Some of the things that we could see on September 8 include:
- iPod nano 5G with camera
- iPod touch 3G with camera
- iTunes 9 (cocktail, subscriptions?, better Radio implementation?)
If you were waiting for the fabled iPad, don't hold your breath.
The Loop cites "very reliable sources" that Apple's much-anticipated tablet computer will not be introduced at Apple's September keynote event. It's sources agree with other reports pointing to an early 2010 launch for the new device.
What do you think Apple will announce at the September event?