That Apple September music event? It's happening earlier than anyone expected this year.
Apple sent an invitation moments ago inviting us to the event next Wednesday, 1 September. It'll take place at the usual spot, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, at the usual time, 10am PDT.
What exactly will Apple announce? Well, it's a tradition for the company to release new iPod hardware in September. This year, it's widely expected Apple will add the "Retina" display and front-facing camera of the iPhone 4 to the iPod Touch. There's also been speculation about changes coming to Apple TV, including a scaled-down device, a much lower price tag of US$99, and access to the App Store.
On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that Apple would be introducing US 99-cent TV show rentals at this event, but said that event would take place on 7 September.