'Back to Mac' details leaked in Apple forums?

Some sections that cropped up overnight on Apple discussion forums could be related to announcements--iLife, anyone?--that might be coming at the company's "Back to the Mac" event today.

Will this section be replaced by a Jobsian "one more thing?" later today
Will this section be replaced by a Jobsian "one more thing?" later today? Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

Steve Jobs clearly puts a premium on preannouncement secrecy. That's precisely why he might not be too happy this morning.

Several new sections cropped up overnight on Apple discussion forums that could be related to announcements Apple may be making at its "Back to the Mac" event today. Apple's forums listed iMovie '11, iPhone '11, and GarageBand '11. They also included a section named "MBA (Need Official Name)," as well as a cryptic "Reserved 10 20."

After those threads were discovered, their names were quickly changed. They currently have generic titles, such as "a," "ac," and "ab."

But the damage was done. The original titles closely follow what most expect Apple to discuss at the event. Rumors have been swirling that the company will be announcing a new iLife suite this year. And numerous reports say that Apple will be unveiling an 11.6-inch MacBook Air . Perhaps that "Reserved 10 20" is the Jobsian "one more thing" the event could bring.

We'll find out in a few hours at Apple's "Back to the Mac" event. You can follow it in real time by tuning in to the CNET live blog , which starts at 10 a.m. PDT.

(Via Engadget)

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.


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