Apple confirmed on Monday that it will be organising a media event next week in San Francisco, where the iPhone maker is expected to make a handful of music-related announcements, probably including a new refreshed range of iPods, as well as making Beatles’ catalogue of music available via its iTunes app store.
The invite, titled “It's only rock and roll, but we like it”, has already begun reaching the tech media personnel for the event, which is slated on Wednesday, September 9.
Furthermore, the event is set to kick off a couple of days after the American bank holiday, Labour Day, and happens to be on the same day The Beatles: Rock Band launched.
Rumours are abound that Apple will unveil its line up of new iPods with in-built cameras at the event scheduled next week.
However, rumours are also suggesting new Apple iTablet to be the centrepiece of the event, but industry sources claimed that the device isn’t due until next year.
Sales of iPods have plunged notably in the past two years, as Apple has started selling more iPhones, which incorporate all the features and functionality of iPods. But, the iPod is still significant for Apple to help it luring music enthusiasts who don’t have an iPhone.
No tablet PC in September? Well, that shouldn't be a surprise given the fact that there has been so many unfounded rumours around it. Yet, as this is Apple, we could well be in for a surprise. As for the upgrades that the 7th generation of iPods will be bringing, there could well be a camera somewhere.