Apple is announcing a big event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 5.
This is really short notice. It leaves us only 167 hours to wallow in rumors.
What do we have so far?
Apple is widely expected to use the gathering to usher in a new breed of Mac OS X-based iPods. Additional announcements relating to the company’s iTunes software and digital media download service are also expected.
(Apple Insider)
2. Beatles music.
Speculation has been mounting that this will be the day that Steve Jobs announces that The Beatles — the best-selling musical act of all time, at least in the U.S. — have finally come to the iTunes Music Store.
(Apple 2.0)
3.New wide-screen iPods. (Mac Rumors)
4. Logic 8, iPod tablet, the iPod Pico or ultra-light laptops. (9to5Mac)
5. WiFi iPods and higher prices.
“We expect Apple will enable video features on the Nano line for the first time, and the capacities will likely range from 2GB to 8GB,” Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster wrote in a research note published this morning. “The iPod may also be dramatically improved. Though we are less certain of the specifications for the new sixth generation iPod, it may closely resemble the iPhone (without calling features). Specifically, we expect the sixth gen iPod to be a widescreen device with multitouch technology. It may also have Wi-Fi capability and the capacity could be as high as 160GB. Apple will likely raise the lowest iPod price point back up to $299 (from $249). The fifth gen iPod is the longest-lasting iPod model ever; it was released nearly two years ago and refreshed with high capacities and a lower price last September.”
(Gene Munster via AllThingsD)
More to come, of course.