Question: What’s more exciting than an Apple media event announcing a new product? Answer: The actual announcement that finally confirms said event after weeks (or even months) of rumors and speculation. For the next-generation iPad, it appears that day has arrived.
It’s a date! Apple has made the rumored October 4 media event official on Tuesday morning with an invitation for the media to attend a shindig on Apple’s own campus. And there’s no mistaking what this event is about, because the subject of the invite makes it clear: “Let’s talk iPhone.”
Apple is seriously breaking with tradition this year, throwing fans and tech press alike a giant curveball as the month of September winds to a close without the company’s annual media event. But sit tight -- according to sources, we’ll probably see invites flowing to the media within the next week, with the big event scheduled for October 4.