Reports claim that Apple is expected to hold its media event on October 4, unveiling the company’s new iPod line of audio gadgets and the much-awaited iPhone 5.
According to All Things D, its sources said that the company’s new chief executive officer, Tim Cook, will do the honors of announcing its new products. However, the article said that “Apple could certainly change its plans anytime.”
Cook, 50, has replaced Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs as the company’s CEO last month.
All Things D said that the fifth-generation iPhone would go on sale a few weeks after its initial announcement. While it is still unknown what other devices will be unveiled alongside the iPhone 5, but it is clear that a new iPod Touch will be included. It is said that an entry level iPhone 4S and an updated Apple HDTV will also be announced.
PC World has reported that the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where Apple usually holds its launch events, is booked on October 4 by Oracle. Apple could be planning to hold its media event at its Cupertino headquarters. The Apple auditorium can hold around 250 people, which is much smaller than the audience they invite when making major product announcements.
Tech site Mashable said that the event will be different from past Apple events, as pressure has been put on the new CEO. Tim Cook has been tasked with convincing the company’s shareholders and fans that he can live up to the standards Steve Jobs has set.
Do you think that Apple’s will hold its media event on October 4?