Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

Apple Inc. (AAPL): ‘One More Thing’

Source: YouTube / Every Steve Jobs video.

“One more thing …”

The three famous words Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs uttered on special occasions were reserved for surprises at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) product launches. Will Apple have a “One More Thing” next week at the company’s Sept. 10 iPhone media event?

Unlikely any hardware surprises
Unfortunately, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s massive globalized supply chain has made it basically impossible for the company to prevent hardware leaks. The headline-hungry Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumor mill eats up every leak that surfaces.

This played out last year. Every single aspect of the iPhone 5 was leaked ahead of the launch.

Rendering of Apple’s rumored lower-cost iPhone. Source: MacRumors.

With hardware leaks hitting the interwebs in droves, this year’s iPhone launch looks to be another show with no hardware surprises. Rumors are detailed: The high-end 5S should maintain the iPhone 5’s form factor, it should be offered in a new champagne color in addition to the current black and white versions, and it should boast a fingerprint sensor as a key differentiating feature. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) should also launch a lower-cost iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 5C, in a different form factor and available in an array of candy-bright colors.

What about services?
It’s slightly different on the services side. Although still difficult to hide from the rumor mill, secrecy on this front is possible.

For instance, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was able to keep much of its iTunes Match service under wraps until it was officially unveiled at an Apple media event. The scan-and-match technology, among a few other features of the service, was a surprise.

What about next week’s event?

AdAge asserts that iTunes Radio will make its debut in September, but that’s about all we know as far as a launch timeframe. How quickly after the event will it be available? If iOS 7 isn’t available immediately, could iTunes Radio at least be available on Apple TV on the day of the event?

The Apple TV is also rumored to get a software update — but specifics of the update, for the most part, remain a mystery.

Probably the biggest possible surprise would be a payments service that ties in with the fingerprint sensor. The consensus is that the sensor will at least be used for unlocking purposes, but it’s still a mystery as to whether the company will launch a payment system that uses the fingerprint sensor.

What do you think?
Will Apple have a “one more thing” next week? Or has the rumor mill discovered it all?

The article Will Apple Have “One More Thing” Next Week? originally appeared on is written by Daniel Sparks.

Fool contributor Daniel Sparks owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Apple.

Copyright © 1995 – 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Biotech Stock Alert - 20% Guaranteed Return in One Year

Hedge Funds and Insiders Are Piling Into

One of 2015's best hedge funds and two insiders snapped up shares of this medical device stock recently. We believe its transformative and disruptive device will storm the $3+ billion market and help it achieve 500%-1000% gains in 3 years.

Get your FREE REPORT and the details of our 20% return guarantee today.

Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.
Loading Comments...

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 102% in 3 years!! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!