I’ve just got an anonymous tip from a source that indicates that Apple is planning a special event on February 20 to introduce Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), iLife ‘07 and iWork ‘07 as well as updated Mac Pros. Mac Pros will be available immediately with a free upgrade to 10.5 when it ships, and the ship date for 10.5 will be confirmed for 3/24/07 as they have been predicting for quite some time now. There is some speculation that we may see a week earlier or later for this event, depending on the status of Leopard, but this is the most likely date which is being planned (by this time, Leopard’s new interface will be complete and the OS will be finishing up testing). What better way to demo Leopard than with a brand new 8-core Mac Pro?
Many will remember that last year, not long after Macworld, Apple had a special event on February 28, 2006, to introduce new Intel Mac Minis and iPod HiFi.
The real question on everyone’s mind, however, is…
… will we see anything unexpected? Like an updated touchscreen iPod? Or perhaps a 12″ultra-portable Mac Book Pro? I continue to believe that it’s still going to be a little bit longer before we see either of those… NAB is coming up in April (the 14th-19th) and I’d peg updated Mac Book Pros at this event.
And then when will we see the full screen iPod and updated Mac Minis, iMacs, etc.? I don’t have any recon on that, so I’m not just going to make up something like some of the other guys would…if you have any ideas, sound off in the comments section below!