Apple tunes up for music announcement: iPods to hit high notes?
Apple is holding a musical press conference next week. Crave will be there to see a possible new iPod launch -- or perhaps the digital debut of a certain scouse beat combo?
Apple is holding a musical extravaganza on Wednesday 1 September. A typically close-mouthed invitation has gone out to the press, including your humble Crave, to see Apple bandleader Steve Jobs strike a chord with a music-related announcement.
The press conference will begin at 10am US time at the Novellus Theater at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in Californ-aye-ay. That's 6pm Blighty-time, and your intrepid Cravers will be at the UK launch, first in line to bring you the first bite of the new products.
Our money's on a refresh of Apple's iPod line-up, perhaps with a front-facing camera andvideo calling . This time last year Jobs' mob unveiled the and and added a to the .
We'd love it if Jobs threw in a more left-field announcement: a cloud-based iTunes, perhaps? The invitation does hint at a possible wild-card announcement: the guitar shown is a CF Martin Dreadnought -- according to the Register -- and Dreadnoughts were played by Paul McCartney and John Lennon of Merseybeat combo The Beatles. They acquired D-28 CF Martin Dreadnoughts in 1965 -- both geetars were right-handed so leftie Paul played his upside-down -- and used them on albums including Abbey Road and that white one we can never remember the name of.
Frankly, we're getting sick of clues that mop-topped MP3s are coming in through the bathroom window. The Beatles' back catalogue won't be selling for the benefit of Mr Jobs any time soon if Yoko Ono has; the long and winding road to digital Beatles will probably continue.
Check back on Wednesday afternoon for the full low-down on Apple's musical masterpiece. With, let us know in the comments what new products and features you'd like to see.