Rumor: Apple to hold 'strange' event in Feb. ahead of March third-gen iPad launch

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in iPad edited January 2014


A new Japanese report has clarified earlier claims of an Apple event in February with the cryptic details that Apple will hold a "Strange" event in February and a Special Event to launch the third-generation iPad in early March.



Macotakara claimed last month that Apple would hold an event in February to unveil the so-called "iPad 3" and iOS 5.1, citing both an Asian supplier and a source in the U.S. However, blogger Danbo has now corrected the original claim as only telling a "half-side of truth."



According to him, Apple will indeed hold an event in February, but it will be a "Strange" event rather than a full product launch. The author was unable to provide further details on what exactly a strange event would entail, though he did reiterate to AppleInsider that it would not be a product event.



One possibility is that the rumored February event could contain industry-related announcements similar to how last month's education event in New York City to mark the release of iBooks 2 and iBooks Author without showing off new hardware.



"Special Event for new products will be hold in early March and will release products during March as usual," Danbo continued.



The publication's most-recent corrections put its insider information more in line with other reports that have pegged March as the month that Apple will release its new iPad, similar to last year. Bloomberg reported last month that production for the next-gen iPad was already underway ahead of a March launch. That report also claimed that the device would feature a high-resolution display, LTE compatibility and a quad-core processor. Rumors out of Taiwan have also pointed to March as the time frame for the launch.



The third-generation iPad is generally believed to feature a doubled-resolution display with a pixel density of 254 pixels per inch. Apple is also expected to unveil its next-generation A6 processor alongside the next iPad as it did with the A5 and the iPad 2 last year.



As for iOS 5.1, a beta release of the software provided by Apple to developers appears to contain references to deep Facebook integration similar to system-wide elements for Twitter that the company built into iOS 5.

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  • Reply 1 of 103
    moxommoxom Posts: 326member
    Hmm... strange...
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  • Reply 3 of 103
    A séance with Steve?
  • Reply 4 of 103
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    A new Japanese report has clarified earlier claims of an Apple event in February with the cryptic details that Apple will hold a "Strange" event in February (...) Apple will indeed hold an event in February, but it will be a "Strange" event rather than a full product launch. The author was unable to provide further details on what exactly a strange event would entail, though he did reiterate to AppleInsider that it would not be a product event. .



    Apple might announce that it has developed a breast implant that can store and play music. The iTit will cost from $499 to $699, depending on cup and speaker size. This is considered a major social breakthrough ... because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.
  • Reply 5 of 103
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    Apple might announce that it has developed a breast implant that can store and play music. The iTit will cost from $499 to $699, depending on cup and speaker size. This is considered a major social breakthrough ... because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.







    And don't forget the iBra, lifts and separates for proper stereo broadcast, including invisible 'wireless-effect' underwire delivering solid hold for heavy base settings.
  • Reply 6 of 103
    allblueallblue Posts: 393member
    Apple to hold 'strange' event in Feb...



    Perhaps they are getting Steve Ballmer as a guest presenter. Now that would be strange.
  • Reply 7 of 103
    A keynote without Steve, that's what's gonna be "strange' to me.
  • Reply 8 of 103
    nairbnairb Posts: 253member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by freelander51 View Post


    Apple might announce that it has developed a breast implant that can store and play music. The iTit will cost from $499 to $699, depending on cup and speaker size. This is considered a major social breakthrough ... because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.



    Very clever and funny.





    Almost as clever as the Apple roumour mill. 90% crap but all good advertising. And it stops a percentage of people from buying the latest competing brands because they are wondering what Apple may come up with next.
  • Reply 9 of 103
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by monstrosity View Post


    A keynote without Steve, that's what's gonna be "strange' to me.



    Been there, done that



    Remember the iPhone 4S?
  • Reply 10 of 103
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    There's only one thing this could be:



    New kind of dinosaur.



    That's my bet.
  • Reply 11 of 103
    realisticrealistic Posts: 1,154member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Nairb View Post


    Very clever and funny.





    Almost as clever as the Apple roumour mill. 90% crap but all good advertising. And it stops a percentage of people from buying the latest competing brands because they are wondering what Apple may come up with next.



    As an Apple stockholder I view the rumor mill as more good than bad. The rumor mill keeps Apple in the public eye (free advertising) but while the rumors may keep a percentage of people from buying the latest competing brands, the rumors are just as likely to keep a percentage of people from buying the latest Apple products.
  • Reply 12 of 103
    iqatedoiqatedo Posts: 1,824member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by freelander51 View Post


    Apple might announce that it has developed a breast implant that can store and play music. The iTit will cost from $499 to $699, depending on cup and speaker size. This is considered a major social breakthrough ... because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pembroke View Post






    And don't forget the iBra, lifts and separates for proper stereo broadcast, including invisible 'wireless-effect' underwire delivering solid hold for heavy base settings.



    We're on fire tonight!



    Breast fed music must be healthier!
  • Reply 13 of 103
    iqatedoiqatedo Posts: 1,824member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by monstrosity View Post


    A keynote without Steve, that's what's gonna be "strange' to me.



    It's still too soon to not feel this way. \
  • Reply 14 of 103
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    Originally Posted by allblue View Post


    Apple to hold 'strange' event in Feb...



    Perhaps they are getting Steve Ballmer as a guest presenter. Now that would be strange.





    I look forward for an event where Ballmer will explain on stage how much Microsoft cares for Apple, with the Tim's giant (moderately) smiling face appearing on a giant screen ...
  • Reply 15 of 103
    hankx32hankx32 Posts: 121member
    Yes it will be strange, I heard Tim Cook will be dressing like a woman and they'll be reenacting scenes from Chinatown while monkeys juggle on trampolines.
  • Reply 16 of 103
    "strange" event... iOS 5.1 with Facebook integration... Facebook IPO... Google+...



    Put it all together, add a dash of wild speculation. Apple and Facebook will parter to take on Google, with Apple holding 50% of Facebook stock.
  • Reply 17 of 103
    poochpooch Posts: 768member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hankx32 View Post


    Yes it will be strange, I heard Tim Cook will be dressing like a woman and they'll be reenacting scenes from Chinatown while monkeys juggle on trampolines.



    didn't i just see something similar at the expo formerly known as macworld?
  • Reply 18 of 103
    simtubsimtub Posts: 277member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by umrk_lab View Post


    I look forward for an event where Ballmer will explain on stage how much Microsoft cares for Apple, with the Tim's giant (moderately) smiling face appearing on a giant screen ...



  • Reply 19 of 103
    You have subscribed to the "Orbe of Time" news, right ? thanks, anyway ....
  • Reply 20 of 103
    Apple will announce it's secession from the United States, move all employees to the new campus plot where they will live underground until the construction is complete. Anyone who wishes to visit will require a passport and will need to undergo a rigorous approval process.



    Either that, or they will change the name of the company to Peach.
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