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Apple planning a surprising product launch on May 19th?

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Apple planning a surprising product launch on May 19th?
There’s nothing quite like the buzz just before a new product launch by Apple and that’s exactly what we could have on May 19th, a date marking the 10th anniversary of the opening of Apple Stores. Tech blog BGR obtained “some information from a solid Apple source” claiming that Apple Store employees will work long hours and an overnight shift is planned for this Saturday. 10-15 employees at each company store will have to sign the traditional non-disclosure agreement as each plays a distinct role in the upcoming event.

Staff involved in the shift will include employees responsible for visuals, a manager, a business team member, a back-of-house employee, as well as a couple of Genius store members. By the looks of it, Apple Stores have already received the hardware and more is expected in Friday or Saturday, and black curtains are being installed so nothing gets accidentally revealed. If that’s not enough of a hype-builder for you, a special training document and mandatory meetings on May 22nd add to the picture. Quite frankly, we could only take a wild guess for a premature launch of the iPhone 5, which sounds very unlikely, but what’s your opinion on the matter? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

source: BGR

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posted on 17 May 2011, 04:43

1. scorpionkiller (unregistered)


It's pretty obvious what it is. It's the rumoured cheaper/smaller iphone.

posted on 17 May 2011, 05:35 2

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


May be, but I consider the smaller cheaper iPhone was launched almost 2 years ago 3GS, people can get it for less than 50 bucks, but it could be a prepaid iPhone with the new chip Phonearena its being talking about

posted on 17 May 2011, 12:03 3

31. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It'll actually be the first Apple Android phone.

posted on 17 May 2011, 15:12

39. ssjassassin (Posts: 108; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)


haha if that where the case they probably would never take down the black curtains.

posted on 17 May 2011, 15:33

42. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol, it would be the greatest prank ever pulled on everyone.

posted on 17 May 2011, 15:40

43. vantenkiest (Posts: 311; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


wtf are you talking about?

posted on 17 May 2011, 18:06

46. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I was joking that the mystery Apple product will be an Android phone.

posted on 18 May 2011, 11:35

58. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i dont think so... they wud have discontinued the 3gs by now if they wanted to do that.. haha and apple is so good at both keeping secrets and making hype...

posted on 17 May 2011, 05:34

2. Meha (unregistered)


How about the ipod nano with cam?
Or maybe Mac OX Lion...
Or a mini iPad ???

posted on 17 May 2011, 08:07 6

14. xvengence42 (unregistered)


Mini iPad would be an iPhone and an iPod touch.......

posted on 17 May 2011, 05:47 8

4. me (unregistered)


....or maybe nothing really exciting at all....

posted on 17 May 2011, 05:54 1

5. jes12 (unregistered)


well we can never be sure apple is just to secret..... well, hope this would not be a joke by apple.

posted on 17 May 2011, 05:58 5

6. RubenMi (unregistered)


#HUMANCENTiPAD

posted on 18 May 2011, 09:38

55. android_hitman (unregistered)


hahahahahahahahhaha

posted on 17 May 2011, 06:03

7. abc (unregistered)


maybe iPhone nano ?

posted on 17 May 2011, 08:12

15. Somnath (unregistered)


Ya may be

posted on 17 May 2011, 06:13 3

8. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


it could just be the tmobile and/or sprint launch of the 4.

posted on 17 May 2011, 10:39 1

28. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 517; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


That would be awesome!

posted on 17 May 2011, 06:39 4

9. steven (unregistered)


How about for the tenth aniversery, 10% OFF EVERYTHING IN STORE!!! WHOOP!

posted on 18 May 2011, 09:38

56. android_hitman (unregistered)


apple will never do that! they want money from us

posted on 17 May 2011, 07:05

10. van22 (unregistered)


maybe a new generation of macbook or macbook air....

posted on 17 May 2011, 09:46 4

22. Jake15 (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Nov 2009)


They just refreshed the macbook line in February... dont think so

posted on 18 May 2011, 06:59

53. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Actually, about a mounth ago they announced the the MacBook Pro is getting an exterior redesign.

posted on 17 May 2011, 07:23 2

11. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)


I am a Apple fan, however I will be surprised if it is anything terribly exciting.

posted on 17 May 2011, 11:59

30. SomeGuy (unregistered)


Seriously. Remember all that hype over The Beattles being available on iTunes? BS.

posted on 17 May 2011, 07:49

12. DJK (unregistered)


proly its another somthin 4 ppl to compare to evry gadget arnd d market? haha

posted on 17 May 2011, 07:51 4

13. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)


Technically no one ever compares a apple product to something else. They compare everything to the Apple product.

posted on 17 May 2011, 08:30

16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


+n on updated non-iPhone products. You might see iTunes Cloud edition, as well.

posted on 17 May 2011, 08:36

17. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


cloud services from apple may sound like a good announcement, waiting for the iP5/4S/4.5 to release it may not be such a great idea

posted on 17 May 2011, 09:13

18. nokia (unregistered)


it could be an apple with snake

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