RUMOR: Apple stores preparing for ‘something big’ soon

“An administrative assistant with UPS, the world’s largest import-export brokerage firm as well as the familiar package-delivery service, says customs activity connected with Apple may indicate ‘something big’ coming soon,” MacNN reports.

“Independent of that report, Apple stores are said to be doing some ‘all-hands’ training sessions as well, lending some credence to the otherwise-thin report, which appeared on a speculative next-gen iPhone enthusiast blog,” MacNN reports. “The source, though new, was seen as credible by the iPhone 5 New Blog because of her detailed description of her duties, verification of her employment and other details not related to what specifically the new product might be. That fact that she chose to share information with an ‘iPhone 5’ website might be indicative of the product she was not at liberty to discuss.”

MacNN reports, “She went on to say that she did not think the paperwork was related to long-rumored MacBook Air and MacBook Pro upgrades that could be coming later this summer, and was ‘positive’ it did not related to iPads. The paperwork was described as being used by UPS to clear brokerage issues with customs inspectors in various countries as well as the FCC.”

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  1. My prediction:
    Something is coming from Apple.

    What is it?
    – I cannot say.
    When will it be here?
    – Soon.
    How big will it be?
    – That remains to be seen.

    You can quote me on this.

  2. It’s about time for the Student Specials to begin… they’re always in place by the time of graduation and go through the summer. So maybe that’s the reason for the all-hands-on-deck training?

    I think the iP5 will debut in June at WWDC ONLY if certain essential big-deal software hooks give away the hardware specs and require the new hardware.

    Then again, an entirely new and serious iTV would be a great reason to gather a bunch of developers and have them play and learn all week…

    1. … in full humor just yesterday? To a similar post?
      First: a new Mac Pro would likely not be “big”, a bump at best.
      Second: Apple hasn’t, in the Jobs era, agreed with us on a Mac Pro miniTower. And it could easily suck away Mac Pro sales.
      Third: you missed the Apple TV suggestion. More likely, IMHO.

  3. I’m tired of rumors about iPhones, iPads, and Apple stealing iTV’s trademark. I’m overloaded with that. Will Apple do something completely unexpected and come out with new Macs?

  4. what about the next generation iMac !?!

    no one seems to be thinking about that except me, it’s been over 2 years since a major cosmetic upgrade, and i for one can’t wait any longer.

    any thoughts?

  5. The hubbub at the Apple Store is probably preparation for Mountain Lion. The UPS story is iPhone competitor FUD. Why buy now, when the new ones are coming out next week?

    1. rights not right’s – I’m better than that, no really I am. NEWSFLASH rumours confirm that Apple really did buy the rights to the big ass table, yes soon every lounge in the western world will contain an iBAT®

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