Apple’s fall event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Pacific Time today (that’s 1 p.m. for those of you on the east coast). Excitement is building, as it always does, in the hours prior to Steve Jobs’ announcement. What should we expect?
Many people are anticipating the announcement of a new iPod Touch (it would be the 4th generation of the popular mp3 player). A few images of new iPod Touch cases have leaked out and they include space for a camera (like the iPhone has).
It’s also expected by many that Apple will announce that iOS 4, the operating system currently used by iPhones, will be expanded to the iPad.
Another possibility is that Jobs will announce a new version of Apple TV, Apple’s set-top box that allows users to download and play movies, TV shows and music on their TV. Apple TV has been a bit of a failure for the company, but new features and a new (hopefully lower) price could revitalize the product.
In recent weeks, there have been some rumblings that Apple TV would be renamed iTV. The latest buzz is that this isn’t true, however. There’s also a rumor that Apple will announce that it has reached a deal with ABC and FOX to allow Apple TV users to rent TV shows for 99 cents (the shows would be downloaded to the Apple TV device, but they would expire after 48 hours). It may also offer Netflix streaming.
We’ll be back later this afternoon to update you about exactly what’s announced at the Apple event.