Yesterday, Apple announced that it will hold a media event at 10am Pacific on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. As is the norm, Apple did not say what it would be announcing, but Apple is famous for including small clues in the words or graphics used on the invitation. The invitation for next week's event includes the following:
The use of the word "little" in the tagline "We've got a little more to show you" might be a clue that Apple will unveil a smaller version of the iPad next week, something that has been the subject of countless rumors throughout 2012. There is also speculation that Apple may also announce updates to its Macintosh computers and/or make announcements related to the use of Apple products in education.
The event will be held at the California Theatre in San Jose, California. The theater has a Jazz Age décor and opened in 1927 as a grand movie palace. It is now used for concerts for the Symphony Silcon Valley and the Opera San Jose. You can find a number of pictures of this historic site here. Apple previously used the California Theatre to announce updates to the iPod in 2004 and 2005. The San Jose Mercury News republished some pictures from those announcements.
The iPhone 5 was announced on September 12, 2012, and it is exciting to have another Apple announcement only six weeks later.