Apple Event September 12th? Movie Store? [Updated]

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    With few details available, the validity of this remains uncertain, but Electronista claims that Apple may be holding a special press event on September 12th, 2006 based on an "official" email sent to Your Mac Life.

    The date corresponds to the start of Apple Expo Paris which runs from September 12th to 16th. It has already been announced, however, that there will be no Keynote event for the Apple Expo.

    Meanwhile, Businessweek also places an announcement from Apple in the same time frame. According to their sources, Apple plans to start offering Movie downloads through iTunes in mid-September.

    Finally, many users are expecting Apple to release Core 2 Duo based laptops in September, but no further hints of this have been revealed.

    Update: Mac4Ever is also reporting that Apple will be hosting a September 12th Event which will take place in San Francisco and be streamed to London.

    Update 2: MacBidouille confirms that there will be a Keynote in San Francisco that will be relayed to London.
    - It was originally reported that Steve jobs will not deliver a Keynote at Apple Expo. He will indeed not be in Paris; but a Keynote will be organized in cupertino and relayed in London at Apple Europe HeadQuarter, where journalists have already been invited. There will are not relay organized at AppleExpo

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    Hope this has something to do with a mac mini update, I'm holding out for the next.
     
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    Merom MacBook Pro + Conroe iMac + speedbumped Mac mini + iTunes movie downloads + widescreen video iPod
     
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    This has to be iPod related. There is that rumor of a large shipment from Asia.
     
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    Maybe black iMac?
     
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    Chundles

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    I'll believe it when I see the invitation, a proper one, not one of my dodgy photoshopped ones.
     
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    A Movie Store would be great in theory, but as I've said before, it totally depends on how Apple structures it. Selection, compression, encoding, file sizes, txfer times, aspect ratios, cost/movie, etc. etc. Also, at the end of the day it doesn't matter in some respects since I'm in Canada and can't access the service regardless. :p ;)

    Past this Movie Store though, Merom MacBooks are definitely due, and the Mac minis have to be right around the corner too, since they're still using Core Solo, let alone Core Duo and now Core 2 Duo. And, of course, that leaves the good old iMac as well - it would be nice to see it get a nice refresh with Conroe. :cool:
     
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    ... Who cares about iTunes?

    I've been putting off a new mac for YEARS! Gief Core Duo 2 iMacs!
     
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    I don't care what it is, just give us something new to talk about. Mac Pro really nice machine but we saw it coming months in advance. Maybe not he exact spec but yeah we all knew it was coming. Same with Merom, Conroe etc... Give us something new, really new. All we have had for what seems like an age is Intel switch this Intel switch that. I don't care what processor they use as long as they are faster than they were before and it's still a Mac. I want nay, need a new product - something so I know that Apple are still innovating. Switching to Intel, no innovation there just good sense.
     
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    If there is a Special Event then we might see the new Ipod Video and maybe the Itunes Movie Store.

    To go a little crazy, maybe the Media Center.

    Updates for MacMini and Laptops at this time will be a simple Tuesday update on Apple's site. I see no reason to have an Special Event for that.
     
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    iPod was launched close to Sept 11, 2001...

    ...and 5 years later, with no major innovations since iPod Video, it makes sense that to not only counter Microsoft's Zune, but to maintain their market presence and sales (which is starting to slow), that a major innovation is required. I am NOT sold on portable video as a unique selling point, as no one spends a prolonged period of time looking at small screen devices (unless for gaming or limited web surfing), and I am more inclined to believe Apple will launch something radical that is as innovative as the original iPod. Perhaps with a far more sophisticated OS, a touch screen, some form of wireless capability (WiFi/Bluetooth 2.0) for interdevice media transfer/wireless headphones/broadcast/syncing, proper PDA functionality and the ability to use as a VoIP and/or 2/2.5G/3G phone, either internally or via Bluetooth. The number one selling point will be the touch screen and more advanced OS, allowing it to take on various roles. And if it doesn't, I'm going to make one, so there. (I kid you not!)
     
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    Stop reading forums and rumor sites, and everything will be news to you..
     
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    You took the words right out of my mouth!
     
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    Yep, that would be nice! Being that Apple touts the iMac as being their "flagship model" in many respects, you think that they would ensure it is always as up to date and competitive as possible. I think a Conroe iMac would be great, but perhaps Apple is holding off due to a redesign. I don't know how much they could change the iMac, or if they'd want to right now but who knows...
     
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    If Apple made a new handheld with PDA, video, and audio features based around the iPod innovations... I'm there man, I'd so buy one.
     
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    What about cell phone capabilities too? :p ;)
     
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    OBVIOUS NEWS STORY!!

    Apple will hold a special event during a week long special event!!
     
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    After what we got at WWDC, I'm not getting my hopes up yet. My oldest Mac is just 8 months old so new processors won't mean much to me. My iPod Nano isn't full yet so not really interested in those. Could get excited about an iPhone, but only if it were in the Treo / Blackberry category as that would really help me in my work.
     
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    the "mac+ipod" back to school special runs through september 15. his steveness has pretty reliably held new releases until the day after those kinds of specials end. i believe a significant speed bump on the macbook pros and mac minis is imminent, along with some significant revisions to the ipod.

    i'm keeping an eye on my stock.
     
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    New Apple Cinema Displays with glossy screens and iSights would be amazing. :)
     
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    I'd count the click wheel as an innovation... but you're right, Apple needs to innovate again.
     
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    Well you see steve isn't giving a keynote at the Paris expo... so thats why its news :rolleyes:
     
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    If there were a special event like the one described iLounge would have received one.

    Thats not to say there won't be any Apple event around the Paris Expo.I'm sure there will be.Just because Jobs isn't doing a keynote doesn't mean Apple won't announce something.
     
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    9/12


    One day before Yebot's birthday. Good timing. I smell a MBP in my future.
     
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    My birthday is the 13th...what a sweeeeeeeeet gift...hopefully:D


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    You too! Happy Birthday!
     

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