Apple invites media to ‘One More Thing’ special event on October 12

Apple has announced a special event by invitation only to be held at 10:00 am PT, 1:00 pm ET on October 12 at the California Theater in San Jose, California – the same venue where Apple debuted the iPod photo and iPod U2 Special Edition and launched the European Union iTunes Music Stores in 2004. Last month, Apple held a similar event in San Francisco to debut the iPod Nano, Motorola ROKR iTunes phone, and iTunes 5.

The invitation features red curtains in the background with white type that states simply, “One more thing…”

Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ Macworld Expo and Special Event keynote speeches have often played host to Steve Jobs’ famous phrase “One more thing,” which Jobs uses just before revealing big product announcements.

No other information regarding the event’s purpose or what would be announced was included in the invitation.

[UPDATE: 4:50pm ET: added invitation image as per readers’ requests.]

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  1. It’s all of the above:

    new iPod
    Quad G5
    Video iPod
    but the really big thing will be what he uses the words “oh… and one more thing…” for at the end. It’ll be something that nobody saw coming.

    mw: making as in this is making me giddy

  2. Hmmm. It IS the shape of the OS’s screen (and other apps)… It’ll be a “demo” version of OSX (and/or a lite version of iLife) for PCs. To get the FULL functionality, well, you know what people would have to do…

    Merry Christmas, Bill.

  3. I’m going to beat the “professional” analysists:

    I predict Apple will introduce iTunes version 6 with enhanced features beyond version 5. Apple will also be introducing new hardware not yet seen, possibly a new version of the iPod or Mac hardware.

    With predictions like this how can you go wrong?

  4. I think it’s pretty obvious that Apple is going to announce they are stopping development on Intel Mac and going to AMD.

    Plus I think we are going to get a Mighty Keyboard too. It’ll be awesome.

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