Apple rallies employees for secret meeting, probably ahead of media event

Apple rallies employees for secret meeting, probably ahead of media event

Retail employees at Apple were asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement in anticipation of an all-hands meeting later in the week, possibly before an upcoming media event, according to AppleInsider. Employees who didn't sign the agreement were – of course – to be excluded from the meeting. There could be two products behind this meeting – a new MacBook Pro or the next-generation of the iPad. But the new lineup of MacBook Pro notebooks is expected to be released this Thursday on the very birthday of Steve Jobs. So the only option left is the iPad 2, an announcement well worth of media attention.

This would prove wrong recent rumors about the delay of the next-gen iPad, but would match Apple's strict one year product cycle. It was around this time of the year in 2010 when Apple announced its revolutionary new iPad. So even though this is still just a rumor, you might want to wait up just one more week before getting a new tablet - could be well worth it.

source: AppleInsider

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2. Tottenham

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

"Employees who didn't sign the agreement were – of course – to be excluded from the meeting."!!! Aren't Apple employees required to sign a NDA when they are hired? And really, what do the persons who do not sign the agreement (assuming there are any) believe their long-term prospects to be with Apple?

3. george unregistered

I think this is the post traumatic stress after the MWC 2011 when Android eats Apples at breakfast and anytime they want from now on !Apple Ipad 2?With what features?

4. applesauce unregistered

Maybe they'll announce they're going to start building stuff in this hemisphere again, with lower prices and modern compenents (they're still using Core2Duos in their high end overpriced garbage)... oh wait it's apple we're talking about. Nevermind.

5. JeffdaBeat unregistered

...sounds like you are talking about every tech company on the market too...only Apple is the company all the rest are trying to be like...prior to a year ago, I don't remember everyone coming out with a tablet...

6. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Well, tablets existed l o n g before iPad. But Apple did make them popular.

7. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Well yes...Smartphones also existed before the iPhone, but no where near the way they do now...consumer driven instead of business driven. Even business driven smartphones (Windows Mobile, Blackberry OS) have changed themselves to be consumer friendly... So again...Apple is the company everyone is trying to be like...

8. RobC unregistered

It's the "chicken or the egg" scenario. All arts and industries copy. That's all innovation is: -Hey, I made this thing... I call it a wheel. -Oh, I see you have a wheel there... well, my wheel is lighter because it uses this new fangled 'spokes' technology. -Spoked wheel? Ha! My spoked wheel has a rubber tire around it. -Rubber tire on a wheel? Old news. My rubber tire has an inner-tunb filled with air for an even softer ride. EVERY company copies.

9. RobC unregistered


10. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010


11. Donald unregistered

Oh-oh bla-bla, let's fight over totally irrelevant electronic equipment. How civilized are we?

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