Music Industry Sources Leak September Apple Media Event

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Music industry sources have begun leaking news that Apple will be holding a media event in September, according to AllThingD's Peter Kafka. Mr. Kafka reported that "several" of these sources have told him that Apple will be holding a media event the week of September 7th, the week of Labor Day.

The timing of the event is all but traditional at this point, as Apple has used a September media event to introduce a number of iPod product ramps and related product introductions for the past several years. The company has long been expected to update its iPod product line this Fall, making the timing of the event sensible.

That it is being leaked by music industry sources is merely the icing on the proverbial rumor cake.

Apple has also been expected to introduce a new tablet-based device to compete in the netbook space, but the timing of such a product announcement has been pushed back to the December quarter at the earliest by Barclay's Capital analyst Ben Reitzes, but more likely, the first half of 2010.

Our friend Jimmy D of The Loop has confirmed the 2010 timeframe for such an announcement, as well, adding that his sources have insisted a tablet device will not be shown during the September event in any way, shape, or form.

We should also note that this event will be the first held since Apple CEO Steve Jobs returned to Apple in June of this year. Even more eyes than usual are likely to be on this event to see His Steveness, should he choose to host the event himself.

Apple has not yet confirmed the event, nor has it begun sending out invitations, which usually start going out two weeks before the event itself.

Comments

GrahamExton

Isn’t this when the Beatles back catalogue is going to be rereleased?

Lee Dronick

Isn?t this when the Beatles back catalogue is going to be rereleased?

I was also thinking that, and we just had the anniversary of the Abbey Road album. Even if that is the case there will also probably be some sort iPod announcement.

Wonder if the Apple announcement will take media attention away from the new Zune.

Bryan Chaffin

You know, Harry, that would require the media to have given the Zune some attention to begin with. smile

Lee Dronick

ou know, Harry, that would require the media to have given the Zune some attention to begin with

It has had some attention on our local CBS TV affiliate, right before the exploding iPod grenade segment. But yeah, it has been pretty much been ignored by the media and the buying public as well.

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