Stand by your beds: Apple has officially confirmed a 22 October announcement. Invitations have been delivered to press for the launch event, expected to reveal a new, with the cryptic tag line, "We still have a lot to cover."
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It's also about time Apple showed off more of laptops and iMac computers. And there's still a lot more to be said about the 12-core pedal-bin PC that is the new -- you know, the powerhouse computer that looks like Darth Vader's ashtray., the next software update for MacBook
Doubtless it hasn't escaped Apple's notice that the announcement takes place on the same day as a similar event held by Nokia in Abu Dhabi. Nokia is expected to unveil a new Lumia line-up,. Oh, and it's the same day the new hit shops.
That said, Nokia reveals its new kit at 8am on Tuesday 22 October, while Apple's San Francisco event kicks off at 6pm.
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