Apple Likely Holding August iPod Event
We're hearing more today about speculation that surfaced earlier in the week regarding an upcoming Apple event. As it stands, Apple will most like hold the aforementioned event on or around August 16th or 17th. MacMagazine first reported word of the suspected scheduling, which was addressed further on Friday by Apple Insider. Their sources and our sources concur that Apple will likely present an iPod refresh event earlier than the originally anticipated September date.
While it's been hinted that a "back to school" angle may be taken by Apple, no reliable sources have actually confirmed such. Instead, it appears Apple will hold a music and media-centric event that will used as a platform for unveiling a new iPod touch with a front-facing camera - exactly what the device has long been rumored to get. But now with FaceTime in existence, Apple can no longer afford to put off the "inevitable."
Also widely expected for the refresh is a rear camera (with flash) and a gyroscope, similar features and functionalities that adorn the new fourth-generation iPhone. With multiple sources confirming such and a bevy of online reports of new iPod cases and accessories on the way, it seems all but certain that Apple has something big planned for the middle of this month.