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Apple Planning Media Announcement for This Month?

With 2011 officially over, Apple fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the iPad 3, which, if Apple follows its usual release schedule, should be announced sometime this quarter. There's also the much-rumored Apple TV thought to be coming out this year. However, it seems Apple's got something else in mind when it comes to the first of its 2012 announcements.

The latest rumors to come out of the rumor mill say Apple's got an event planned for this month, but that it's not Apple TV or iPad 3. According to Kara Swisher over at All Things D, Apple has "an important but not large-scale" event scheduled to take place in New York City at the end of this month. Swisher cites several sources that have said "for sure" that the event is not for the iPad 3, nor is it likely that it's Apple TV-related. So what is it about?

Word on the street is that this upcoming affair is media-related. Considering the last time Apple held a New York event was for the announcement of the iPad-only newspaper, The Daily, this rumor doesn't seem too far fetched. Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue is also said to be involved in the event. Cue is in charge of iTunes, iCloud, the App Store, as well as a host of other services, so, again, a media/service-centric announcement seems likely.

As always, stay tuned, and we'll keep you posted.

  • malicemizer
    Apple trolls inc 5 4 3 2 1......
  • cknobman
    MalicemizerApple trolls inc 5 4 3 2 1......
    crApple TV.
  • Augie500
    Whats an iPad?
  • CaedenV
    is it that they are closing? :P Cause I thought for sure they still had a good 4-5 years left in them.
  • fb39ca4
    The iPizza of course!
  • clivene09
    augie500Whats an iPad?
    Feminine Hygiene?
  • eddieroolz
    Aren't iPads usually announced at the end of January?
  • alyoshka
    Nah, it's the new kind of Pads out for........ :)
  • watcha
    __-_-_-__It's an overpriced Chinese manufactured tablet with an apple logo on it with a crappy very closed OS and bloatware loaded full of bugs and spyware that stupid narrowminded people buy because of the insanely amounts of marketing promoting it like it was something new and great like this article here on Toms proves it.
    I think someone has size issues.
  • back_by_demand
    Media related is still speculation, I think the iPod line is ripe for a refresh, or the long awaited iPhone Nano will be released, or maybe even a convergant OS that mixes iOS with OSX, beating Windows 8 to the punch for a single OS on all platforms.

    If it is another boring incremental upgrade or a new product that has stolen the name of an existing product again it will be very disappointing, Apple has plenty of promising thing they could do, don't let us all down, again.