How far in advance to Apple announce media events?

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  1. shrimpergarry macrumors newbie

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    I know everyone is talking about March 7th and the hype on the social media sites and forums seems insatiable.

    However, as far as I am aware, Apple have not officially announced that there is an event on 7th March yet.

    Quick question for those in the know, how far in advance of the actual event do Apple typically issue official invitations?

    After all, we're only just over a week away now!
     
  2. Peace macrumors P6

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    If the rumored date is true you can expect the tech sites to get invites no later than Friday.
     
  3. deeddawg macrumors 603

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    Last year Apple sent out invites one week before the announcement.
     
  4. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a

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    I was looking through the Archives on MacRumors for this info just yesterday.

    For the iPad 2, Apple issued invites on Feb 23. The announcement being March 2.
    For the iPhone4S, invites issued Sep 27. The announcement being Oct 4.

    iPhone4 was WWDC wasn't it? And iPad 1 was MacWorld (was it?), so the above 2 are the only stand along big events I can think of. - Both of them being a week.

    We should see invites possibly, Feb 29? March 1?
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'd expect the invite on Wednesday giving attendees a week to arrange for travel and to drown out whatever is coming out of Barcelona.
     
  6. Peace macrumors P6

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    I'll split it with ya and say Thursday. :p
     
  7. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say Wednesday :)
     
  8. falcora macrumors 6502

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    Yeah judging by the invitation history, its always exactly one week before the announcement. The invites will go out february 29th for sure.
     
  9. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Invitations for iPad 3, to be announced on March 7, are being sent out Wednesday.
     
  10. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Invites for previous events have been as late as a few days away (Macbook 2008 event was 4 days, for example), to as late as a week away.

    So basically, if the 7th is the actual date, then we should see invites as soon as Wednesday, to as late as Friday or Saturday.
     

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