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Apple could be holding a special event at the end of February, reports French Apple blog iGen. According to sources, Tuesday, February 24th could be the specific date Apple has chosen for this event, which would likely focus on an official Apple Watch launch, and possibly the the long-rumored 12-inch MacBook Air.

With Tim Cook recently mentioning Apple Watch will be shipping in April, the rumored schedule does make lots of sense, especially when taking into account that the company has been asking high-profile developers to get their Apple Watch apps ready for mid-February. This would allow Apple to test some of these apps and handpick a few for demo on stage at the event.

The 12-inch MacBook Air could also be part of the event, maybe as a “one more thing” of sort. The MacBook Air likely won’t be a revolutionary device per se, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Apple make a side note of it, as it often does during such events.

iGen notes that two big events are scheduled around this date too. Mobile World Congress will be held in Spain March 2-5, and Samsung will have its own special event on March 1st. Although Apple is used to ruining other tech events with timely announcements, it appears that this rumored schedule wouldn’t allow the company to do just that this time around.

iGen is a very reputable publication with an excellent track record, and although they do note this information comes from a second-hand source, they did feel confident enough to publish it, putting some weight on this rumored February 24 date.

Update: Mark Gurman refutes this rumor, claiming no event will be held in February.

Source: iGen

  • Javiers

    Does anyone know if Apple is releasing a new Mac book Pro this year?

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      Ask Tim Cook. He’ll know.

      • Javiers

        Yeah, I’ll just have lunch with him and discuss all their upcoming products haa

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        Sounds good man!

    • Fanboy 

      Yes, Apple knows if they are.

    • Lagax

      Yes apple will, but it will only have minor changes. (they release 1-2 every year, but the changes are mostly so minor, sometimes you won’t even notice them)

  • Lagax

    You think apple will make a ‘side-note’ of transferring their entire line of products to retina? Also, isn’t MacBook Air their second best selling mac? Why would they make a big thing out of the Mac Pro and the iMac and not the MacBook Air?

    • Javiers

      I don’t know, but I like the Mac Pro more than Mac air, more things you can do with it. I’m actually trying to buy a Mac Pro right now that’s why I’m asking

      • Anthony Nguyen

        Well, the Mac Pro is a desktop computer, so it’s really obvious that you can do more thing with it. The Macbook Air is great for being so thin and portable though. It’s really unfair to compare a desktop and a laptop.

      • Javiers

        I’m not talking about the iMac, I’m talking about the MacBook Pro (the laptop)

      • Lagax

        There are: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac AND Mac Pro(!!!). If you say ‘Mac Pro’ people will think you talk about the Desktop Mac Pro, neither iMac nor MacBook Pro!

      • Lagax

        I ment ‘Mac Pro’, I think you refer to the ‘MacBook Pro’. I also like it better than the Air…

  • JayDee917

    A February event makes no sense since Apple Watch release is in April. I’d guess late March or early April for a launch event.

  • Dante Arellano

    Yea ! No dont give fuckk the apple watch