If the past is any indication, September will see a dedicated Apple Music Event when it is customary for Apple to release new iPods and new versions of iTunes. The event is usually held on a Tuesday, although if I remember correctly the 2007 event took place on a Wednesday Usually, Apple sends an invitation for the event to the press on the previous Friday. This year it is rumored something totally new (iTablet?) will be announced/released, but lets ignore that for now. So, when is this years event going to take place? Now lets remember that Apple has promised the release of MacOS 10.6 "Snow Leopard" in September. Again, from previous releases, the OS release will take place on a Friday, possibly towards the end of the month, so I'd say if Apple is to stick to its promise it will be released on September 25th. So what about the iPods? My guess is that the musical event should be held with a suitable time difference from the OS introduction, say a few weeks. That way enough supplies of the hardware devices will trickle down Apples retail channels way in advance of the software introduction. The last time this situation occurred was in 2007: that year the iPods were announced on September 5 while MacOS 10.5 was released on October 26, roughly a month and a half later. I doubt that Apple will postpone the musical event to October, if anything it should be early September (barring a late August 25th event): possibly the 1st, the 8th at the most - although personally I don't see it just a couple of weeks ahead of the OS introduction. In any case; September will be an interesting and a very rewarding month What do you think?