Apple’s next media event might be less than three weeks away. French Apple fan site iGen has received information from its sources which indicates that Apple will take the stage during the last week of February, most likely on Tuesday, February 24th.
Apple typically holds it events within a few weeks of launching a new product, but as we learned during the company’s recent earning call, the Apple Watch won’t start shipping until April. That said, it’s been quite some time since Apple held an event this early in the year, so it’s worth tempering any expectations for what the company has in store.
If the event does end up taking place in February, it’s likely that we’ll be seeing a lot more than just the wearable. The latest version of the MacBook Air might make an appearance as well — possibly the 12-inch model about which rumors have been circulating for months.
This isn’t definitive confirmation, but it would honestly be more surprising to see the company miss out on another huge opportunity to get consumers excited about a brand new product. If Apple does have an event planned for this month, the invitations should start arriving before too long. We’ll know for sure within a matter of days.
UPDATE: According to 9to5Mac’s sources, Apple currently has no plans to hold an event in February:
“While it’s highly likely that Apple will hold an advance event to officially launch the Apple Watch and begin preorders ahead of shipping, the actual date remains a question mark,” writes 9to5Mac’s Jordan Kahn.