Apple Planning 'Media-Related' Announcement in New York This Month?

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AllThingsD reports that Apple is said to be planning a special event in New York for the end of this month. The event is reported to be for a "media-related announcement" and not for the iPad 3 or an Apple television set.
According to sources close to the situation, Apple is planning an important -- but not large-scale -- event to be held in New York at the end of this month that will focus on a media-related announcement.

Per the usual caveat, the tech giant is well known for moving around their public show-and-tells, so this could certainly change at any moment.
As the report notes, the New York location makes it likely that the announcement has something to do with advertising or publishing. Several of Apple's media and advertising units under senior vice president Eddy Cue have significant presences in New York City, and Cue is also said to be set to play a role in the event.

Apple participated in a pair of New York-based media events last year, although both of those were primarily hosted by other companies: the Verizon iPhone introduction and the launch of The Daily. The company had previously been a participant in Macworld Expo events held in New York, but that event ceased to exist a number of years ago and Apple has now pulled out of trade shows entirely.

Update: The Loop's Jim Dalrymple tersely indicates that he is hearing similar information.

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kolax

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Why New York?

Maybe Siri coming out of beta, whole new array of Siri-related stuff, and international support?
 

kurosov

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Maybe they will let us put Newsstand in a folder!

OR maybe Rolling Stone will be added to the Newsstand!
Only magazine i want on iPad in months sub form is BJP. None of that half arsed biannual crap they advertised as free then charged for but the full mag on the go.
 

AustinIllini

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Only magazine i want on iPad in months sub form is BJP. None of that half arsed biannual crap they advertised as free then charged for but the full mag on the go.
Definitely, but I have to believe that maybe a collection of new magazines are being added? Rolling Stone just seems like one the Apple people would want.
 

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iPad Pro replaces Mac Pro.

12" super glossy screen, 1GB memory, 128GB storage, Nvidia 8600GT and a Superdrive.
$2,500.
 

AustinIllini

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Along with the Beatles finally being on iTunes, it would strengthen Apple's position amongst the "people who use walkers" demographic.
Do you know who people are listening to? Have you read Rolling Stone recently? Rolling Stone's 2011 song of the year was "Rolling in the Deep". Rolling Stone and the Beatles are hardly for the elderly.
 

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miiiight be an iPod event? since the last one saw hmm ... no updates to the iPod line :p Who knows, most likely a trade focused event as suggested. But that's not exciting!