Let The Speculation Begin: Apple Hosting Event October 20

Well, valued journalists in the field (read: not me) recently received a letter from Apple. They’re holding a special event next week at the mothership, and the image above was attached. Now it’s time for speculation.

  1. OS 10.7 Introduced. The question is really whether or not it’s introduced here or announced for release, the latter of which seems less likely. The running bet right now is that it’s called Lion, but that’s a pretty obvious guess based on the picture.
  2. Multi-Touch Macs. They’ve already patented the process, so the theory is that Apple introduces 10.7 which has multi-touch features to go along with multi-touch macs. IMacs with touch screens, all that jazz.
  3. New MacBook Air. This thing needs a refresh, and the current gossip is that it’sgoing to be 11.6 inches and have magic unicorns inside. That shoot fire.
  4. Verizon iPhone. Always a popular guess, this is in the running for the “one more thing” category.

So do you have any thoughts or theories? Let us know in the comments.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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  1. There is very little to say about this event because nobody has the faintest idea what direction OS X should go. Integration with iOS is the easiest guess but I don’t think so. Why add elements from an OS that is for small-screen mobile devices? iOS on an iMac? Nah.

    Ordinarily there is heavy traffic on the rumor streets, but this time people are just waiting to see.
    As for the ‘question’, there isn’t one. It’s a sneak peek of 10.7 and not a release announcement.

    I’d like to see a new Finder. New as in ‘not done before’, not ‘warmed over or rewritten in new code but looks absolutely identical’.