Apple to hold media event in late January

Apple's last major press event was held to introduce the world to the iPhone 4S. The event, held in Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, was held a day before the death of the company's co-founder Steve Jobs. Now AllThingsD.com reports that Apple is preparing to hold its first media event since the the iPhone 4S launch and the death of Jobs. The press event will be held in New York City in late January.

The report claims that the media event will be an "important" one but not one that is considered to be a "large scale" press conference along the lines of the iPhone 4S announcement. At the moment, the story says that the event will center around something that is media related.

That likely means that this event won't be centered on the launch of the iPad 3 or the rumored Apple TV. Apple announced the iPad 2 in March 2011. The article speculates that this new late January 2012 event will center on a new publishing or even an advertising announcement.

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Oh is this so they can release the 2 rumored iPad's? Here is I can't wait so when they drop the cost of the older model to match the cost of the Kindle Fire, I can get one.

Even tho I can see Apple dropping the iPad 2 to 199.99, I can dream. That's pretty much all they are worth.

Hey Apple I have a question. What good is doubling the resolution for a bunch of reskinned games from the 80's and a few apps that manipulate text?

FMH said,
I'm predicting it is for iPod Touch 4S.
Oh you mean, the one they should have released last year but didnt, to force you to buy the iPhone 4S?

The report claims that the media event will be an "important" one but not one that is considered to be a "large scale" press conference along the lines of the iPhone 4S announcement.

I don't think anyone but Apple and their followers considered the iPhone 4S a big deal. I dread to think if it will be less than that... maybe a 4SS (For Super Steve), the 1 new feature included is Steve Jobs as a wallpaper.

Ah yes, if the media tells me the event won't be to announce the iPad 3 I can assume that it will be THE event to announce the iPad 3:

Retina Display, A6 processor, 1080p rear camera and 720p FF camera and all at the same price points of the iPad 2.

KingCrimson said,
Ah yes, if the media tells me the event won't be to announce the iPad 3 I can assume that it will be THE event to announce the iPad 3:

Retina Display, A6 processor, 1080p rear camera and 720p FF camera and all at the same price points of the iPad 2.

Sounds about right but I think they'll keep the same processor as iPad 2 and add Siri instead.

Enron said,

Sounds about right but I think they'll keep the same processor as iPad 2 and add Siri instead.

Agree. I can see them using the same processor its so like Apple. (Not bashing Apple)

Not too sure about this but what about the Macbook Pro? I just purchased mine a couple days ago and not sure if I should return it if there is going to be a new one coming out really soon.

KingCrimson said,

Retina Display, A6 processor, 1080p rear camera and 720p FF camera and all at the same price points of the iPad 2.

Fixed for you: Samsung/Toshiba Hi Res display, Samsung Processor, Sony 1080p rear camera and Sony 720p Front Facing camera and all at double unpaid overtime shifts at the Foxconn plant to ensure the same price point.

Enron said,

Sounds about right but I think they'll keep the same processor as iPad 2 and add Siri instead.

iPad 2S! Now you can look even more stupid by talking to a freaking 10" tablet xD

Ermm to be honest its not apple that have built the hype up. They, like many other companies, have just released a press statement and the rest of the hype builds itself up. You don't see Apple releasing teasers or "leaked information" it's just a standard common or garden announcement.

I'm like most and couldn't stand all the rumors about the latest iPhone release and it annoyed me intensely all the forums, website and speculation. Let's face it no one really knows what Apple will release to let's enjoy the anticipation perhaps without the rampant speculation?

probably some ****ty apple software update or maybe an ipod or new type of media added to itunes.

Wake me up when iphone 5 is out, none of the other apple products impress me in the slightest other than their iphones.

I really admire the way Apple can build up so much hype over their Media events.
They really have it down to almost textbook standard.