Monday, August 29, 2005

Apple Hints at Big Announcement on September 7

CNET reports that Apple will be making a big announcement next week. The article states Apple sent journalists invitations to a "special event" on Sept. 7 in San Francisco that might be on par with the launch of the first iPod almost four years ago.

According to CNET, the invitation read, "1,000 songs in your pocket changed everything. Here we go again."

With speculation already running rampant on potential upcoming Apple products, many are wondering which rumored product will finally see the light of day on September 7. Will it be the iPhone? Video iPod? Flash-based iPod Mini? Or none of the above?

Jupiter Research analyst Michael Gartenberg cautioned, "When it comes to Apple announcements, expectations are often set unrealistically by Apple enthusiasts. But Apple has been known to pull rabbits out of the proverbial hat. It may be a new category of device altogether."

Gartenberg prognosticated that the new product probably wouldn't venture too far from Apple's current line so he thought "a video iPod is unlikely" with an iTunes-compatible phone the more likely candidate...