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Apple Media Event Rumored for Late February, Apple Watch and 12" MacBook Air Likely Topics [Updated]

Apple may be planning to hold a special event during the month of February, according to French Apple-focused website iGen [Google Translate] (via iDownloadBlog). The site's sources, which are often reliable, suggest that the event might take place during the last week of February, potentially on Tuesday, February 24.

The event may see Apple once again showcasing the Apple Watch, which is set to debut in April, and it may also see the launch of the 12-inch MacBook Air. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently predicted that the upcoming notebook will debut in March, which is in line with a late-February unveiling.

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Rendering of the 12-inch MacBook Air by Martin Hajek

Apple's 12-inch MacBook Air is rumored to feature a new ultrathin design that does away with fans and introduces a revamped trackpad. It may include a low-power Core-M processor and it may be the first device to take advantage of the new reversible USB Type-C connector, which is much smaller and allows a USB cable to be inserted into a notebook in any orientation.

Apple may also use the event to unveil additional details on the Apple Watch, such as pricing and battery life. An event showing off the Apple Watch could explain why Apple has been asking some developers to have their apps ready to launch in the App Store in mid-February, as we reported last week. It's possible that Apple will use apps from these developers to demonstrate additional capabilities of the watch.

Though rumored, a February event is by no means confirmed at this point, and it is unclear what else Apple might cover in addition to the Apple Watch and the 12-inch MacBook Air.

Update 12:23 PM: Sources speaking to 9to5Mac have indicated Apple will not be holding a late February media event.

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18 months ago
AppleTV 4????
Rating: 18 Votes
18 months ago
Let's wait for Jim's "Yep" to see if this is real.
Rating: 13 Votes
18 months ago

Who's Jim?


Jim: :p
Rating: 12 Votes
18 months ago
Uncharacteristic of the latest Apple, but I liked having events throughout the year vs having them all crammed into the few months before the Christmas shopping season.

Edit: I'd be overjoyed if they'd announce new Thunderbolt Displays to go with those new MacBook Airs! Come one Apple!
Rating: 10 Votes
18 months ago
Can you please stop posting pictures of imaginary renderings FFS...
Rating: 10 Votes
18 months ago


Though rumored, a February event is by no means confirmed at this point, and it is unclear what else Apple might cover in addition to the Apple Watch and the 12-inch MacBook Air.


umm.. that big iPad you keep going on about.
Rating: 9 Votes
18 months ago

iPod Touch 6.


Photos for OS X.
Rating: 6 Votes
18 months ago

I want to be excited, but I also don't want to be disappointed.


This. I've got a TV ready and waiting to be upgraded from a Chromcast to a new Apple TV connection. I won't buy the currently available old tech for $99 on principle. So my next Apple TV purchase will be when they release a new product. I might even buy two and put one of my older ones out to pasture.
Rating: 5 Votes
18 months ago

AppleTV 4????


How about an Apple TV 4K.
Rating: 5 Votes
18 months ago

Awesome! I get to laugh at the Apple Watch again before laughing at the people that actually wear them.


You sound like a happy and fulfilled individual.
Rating: 4 Votes

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