I can confirm the September 9th Event

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  1. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    I was in the Apple store today picking up snow leopard and the guy infront of me was talking about ipods and asked if any price drops will be coming. The Apple genius said he should wait because there are holding an event on September 9th and there are many good things coming. I then asked him more about it when he was getting me snow leopard and he said yes there is an event on the 9th and Apple will anounce it this week sometime.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    He is probably not 100% certain, he probably has just heard the rumours like the rest of us and is advising accordingly. Apple do not tell store employees anything until the last possible day.
     
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    apple retail employees usually know much less about what's going on than the collective at this website.
     
  4. Hamsterz macrumors member

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    My predictions:

    new ipods, for sure.

    MacBook Pro will get a quad core

    iMac will get a quad core or an i7

    Apple TV upgrade?
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Apple employees get told nothing about upcoming product releases. The employee was speculating.

    That said, every September has seen new iPods, it's not like it's a new occurrence.
     
  6. creon macrumors 6502

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    Yup, nothing new. I think I have seen a couple sites that even have reported on this rumor back in April. It's iPod month!
     
  7. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Thats a lot of stuff to come out so soon right after 10.6 I think. I'm sure Apple will want to keep SL front and center on the homepage for a while.
     
  8. scottsdomain macrumors member

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    Apple usually holds these events in September to release updated iPods.

    It would be nice if they release the new touchpad device, but the predictions are no... :(

    If we could confirm there will be an event on Sept 9 at this point....

    This site would not exist!
     
  9. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Ever since September became the iPod month for Apple, I don't think there have ever been any Mac updates at those events. But last year the MacBooks were updated in October, so maybe that'll happen again. (Though I don't recall if that's an annual thing or not.)
     
  10. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    We're not going to see more than iPod's at the event. At least, if Apple's past records are any indication. Apple likes to hold events around a group of products exclusively (unless it's MWSF or WWDC).

    Last year it was:

    MWSF 08 - Time Capsule, Apple TV, MacBook Air
    March event - iPhone 3.0
    WWDC - iPhone 3G
    September - iPods
    October - MacBooks

    This year we've only had an iPhone software 3.0 event, and WWDC. Apple is relying less and less on events for products, and I think an iPod event is all we'll see this year.
     
  11. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I think you mean iPhone 2.0 software.

    But yeah, as everybody said, the September event is only for iPods.
     
  12. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    That Apple employee was just being nice. Apple employees know nothing and are told not to say anything. It's clear that September event equates to iPod; but, retail employees are told not to say anything.
     
  13. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure there was an iPhone 3.0 event in March of 2009 showing some of the features like Push notifications and in app purchases. I remember seeing ESPN and a couple of ngmoco games.
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  15. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Possibly, but wasn't that MacWorld?
    Also, he said "last year", as in 2008.
     

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