Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event

“Apple is gearing up for its first major hardware and software launches of 2014,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.

“The Cupertino-based company is ‘tentatively’ planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details on iOS 8, according to sources briefed on the plans,” Gurman reports. “These people say that the second and third weeks of September are the mostly likely weeks for the event to be held, but they add that manufacturing uncertainties could alter the event’s timeframe.”

Gurman reports, “A decision has not been finalized, and sources made it clear that the plans are in flux.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

15 Comments

  1. “These people say that the second and third weeks of September are the mostly likely” … “A decision has not been finalized, and sources made it clear that the plans are in flux.”

    My sources tell me that Gurman is merely guessing, but with a sneaky little get-out clause. The 4S, 5, 5S and 5C were all launched between Sept 14th and Sep 21 of their respective years. Guessing that iPhone 6 is likely to launch either on the second or third week of September is not exactly rocket science.

  2. Could be then or perhaps not but then again there is a possibility that it could be another time. Or not.
    Great article, we are now even more confused about when.

  3. It has recently been pointed out that this site is frequented by American gadget-geeks who are irony deficient and banter banal that they need to telegraph jokes with an /s tag. My thanks to enzos for pointing it out, although I’ve had my suspicions.

    To address this issue this post contains the sarcasm tag (/s), the satire tag (/s), the humor tag (/h) the joke tag (/j) and specifically the pun tag (/t) all rolled together to produce the /sshjt tag.

    The joke you are about to read, should you proceed is specifically a pun on the word “tentatively” as shown in the headline “Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event.” Now tentatively normally means “unsure; uncertain; not definite or positive; hesitant” but it is similar in sound to the word tent, and tenting. The joke is constructed using this similarity to evoke the image of Apple fans tentatively tenting during the tentative event. Should the joke still be unclear to you a further explanation of the joke will be put forth at the end of this post.

    The joke: If Apples has tenting plans the local hotel and motel owners may be rather annoyed. /sshjt.

    Explanation: For those of you who still don’t understand the joke here is some further elucidation. Using the connection between tenting and tentatively the reader is called upon to imagine a whole field of Apple fans camping in tents waiting for the tentative event. Of course if this were to happen the alternative forms of accommodation away from home, i.e. hotels and motels owners won’t be doing any business with these tentative tenting visitors and that will perturb them to no end thus resulting in the usual annoyance and whining.

    The author of this joke hopes you’ve enjoyed it, but understands that humor is relative so there may be those that still don’t get it. If you are one of those people, feel free to do what you usually do, whatever that is.

    Good day.

          1. That certainly explains a lot about American so called “humor”. So I guess that a corollary of that law (any joke that needs a lengthy explanation is clearly, by definition, NOT FUNNY) is that an audience that requires such a lengthy explanation is probably comprised of American gadget-geeks who are irony deficient and banter banal that they need to telegraph jokes with an /s tag.

            Just like Enzos said.

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