If rumors are to believed, we might see one more major Apple reveal event before the Apple Watch's launch in April. The company is reportedly holding a Feb. 24 media event, which could cover more details on Apple's debut wearable as well as the long-rumored 12-inch MacBook Air.
The rumor comes via French enthusiast site iGen, which cites sources claiming to have heard the Feb. 24 event date directly from Apple. While iGen's report is thin on specifics, the event would seem like an ideal time for Apple to get into the nitty-gritty of Apple Watch's technical features, so that consumers know everything they need to before purchasing one in April.
If the late-February media briefing does happen, Apple's oft-rumored 12-inch MacBook Air could steal the show. This revamp of Apple's super-slim notebook will reportedly be even thinner than its predecessors, with a new fanless design and a sharp Retina display that has previously been exclusive to the MacBook Pro.
The 12-inch MacBook Air is expected to sport Space Gray, Silver and Gold color variants, which would be a first for the MacBook but in line with the color schemes of the iPhone and iPad. The new MacBook was recently rumored to be entering production early in 2015, which would make late February a somewhat feasible time to reveal the laptop.
While it seems strange for Apple to hold a media event so close to the Apple Watch's confirmed release window, there's at least one major reason for the Cupertino company to host one. A Feb. 24 showcase would precede Samsung's Mar. 1 Unpacked event in Barcelona by a little less than a week, which would allow Apple to steal some thunder from Samsung's all-but-confirmed announcement of the Galaxy S6.
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Mike Andronico is an Associate Editor at Tom's Guide. He's looking forward to testing out the deluge of Apple products due out in 2015. Follow Mike @MikeAndronico. Follow us @TomsGuide, on Facebook and on Google+