"It's been way too long," read the invitations Apple sent out this morning for its upcoming media event, and the invitations themselves confirm some rumors we've heard over the last few days. As expected, Apple's next big event will take place at the company's Town Hall auditorium on its Cupertino campus on October 16, and it'll start at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time.
This morning Apple started sending out invitations confirming that there will, indeed, be a media event on September 9. In all likelihood, we'll finally get to see the iPhone 6 and the fabled "iWatch" then. And in sharp contrast to another announcements Apple's made in the past, the company is apparently building a mysterious auxiliary stage.
Looks like we might not have to wait until October to see if all those rumors about the iPhone 6 are true, after all. According to a report, Apple will hold its announcement event for the device on September 9. Other sources have since lent credibility to the rumor with reports of their own.
So it turns out—maybe, possibly—that Apple's "We still have a lot to cover" slogan for tomorrow's event might have a double meaning after all. Cult of Mac reports that blogger (and former Apple employee) Jamie Ryan suggests that tomorrow's event could see the release of a "keyboard" cover such as we see with the Microsoft Surface.
The past year has been full of all kinds of surprises for Apple TV, and each new app and service improvement seems to suggest that Apple wants to consider the diminutive device more than a "hobby." According to Engadget, Apple may even be about to make a bolder step with the device. As of right now the Amazon listing for Apple TV is marked as sold out in Germany, and the one in France (which was sold out earlier) has been restocked with third-party suppliers.
It looks as though earlier reports from both AllThingD and Jim Dalrymple of The Loop were right. As announced by Apple itself today, the Cupertino giant will hold its next media event on October 22. The event, which Apple will hold at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, will kick off at 10 A.M. Pacific/1 P.M. Eastern.
If you even casually follow the Android platform, you've no doubt heard that Google is about to refresh its popular Asus-made Nexus 7 tablet, which is already up for preorder even before it's announced.
There's been a lot of activity in the instant messaging space lately, with Microsoft rolling its MSN Messenger into Skype and Facebook increasing the ways mobile users can communicate -- which could soon include the iPad.