Does Apple have an event lined up for the end of February?

It doesn’t seem that long since the last two Apple events which saw the launch of the iPhone 6 and the iPad Air 2, but word is that Apple has yet another event planned for the end of February.

Sources have reportedly told French site iGen that the event will be taking place on Tuesday 24th, but didn’t offer any more details on what might be involved.

Presumably it will have something to do with the Apple Watch, but since Tim Cook told investors that it’s not due to start shipping until April the end of February is rather early. iGen seems to think its part of a major media campaign to help promote the Apple Watch.

9to5Mac, on the other hand, claims that its sources say that there will not be an Apple event in February. It admits that an Apple Watch launch event is highly likely, but it doesn’t offer any concrete evidence of the exact date. Instead it points out that a February event is highly unusual for Apple, and the company hasn’t had one since the launch of the iPod Hi-Fi back in 2006.

It’s worth mentioning that the Mobile World Congress is due to take place in the first week of March, and since Apple does have a tendency of avoiding major events there is a slight possibility that it wants to get any launches and announcements out before its competition. Or that might just be wishful thinking on my part.

At this point the 24th of February is less than three weeks away, so if Apple is planning anything big around that date it’s going to have to start sending out invitations soon. If we don’t hear anything within the next week it’s safe to assume that iGen’s rumour wasn’t actually true.

Tom Pritchard