Apple planning a surprising product launch on May 19th?

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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60 Comments

1. scorpionkiller unregistered

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

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

31. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It'll actually be the first Apple Android phone.

39. ssjassassin

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

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

42. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

43. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

wtf are you talking about?

46. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

58. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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...

2. Meha unregistered

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

14. xvengence42 unregistered

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

4. me unregistered

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

5. jes12 unregistered

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

6. RubenMi unregistered

#HUMANCENTiPAD

55. android_hitman unregistered

hahahahahahahahhaha

7. abc unregistered

maybe iPhone nano ?

15. Somnath unregistered

Ya may be

8. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

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

28. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

That would be awesome!

9. steven unregistered

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

56. android_hitman unregistered

apple will never do that! they want money from us

10. van22 unregistered

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

22. Jake15

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 18, 2009

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

53. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

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

11. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

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

30. SomeGuy unregistered

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

12. DJK unregistered

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

13. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

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

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

17. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

18. nokia unregistered

it could be an apple with snake

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