Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been traditionally pretty quiet about any new products until it holds an “event” (like the one set for Sept. 12 that is supposed to announce a new iPhone). Whatever information has come out in recent weeks and months about a new device release has been through documentation of increased production at manufacturers and.or just a little hint here and there from analysts or commentators on the Internet. However, recently some new information came out that could very well suggest that an IPhone isn’t the only big reveal slated for Sept. 12.
This new item comes from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) product resellers in Europe, which say they received a directive to clear display space for iPad devices by Septebmer 12. Curious coincidence of date, is it not? The report claims that these resellers will have three weeks to clear some inventory to make room for iPads – in some cases, resellers were asked to at least triple their available display space. For some that means iPads; for others that means Mac Pro and Mac Mini devices will likely have to go.
The claim was updated later by a report that the encouragement by Appple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) of making more space for the iPad isn’t necessarily to prepare for a new release, but rather to provide more space for current iPads to be on display since it is the hottest ticket item in the store.
No matter how it’s spelled out, it seems that there is more than an iPhone coming out from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). On the one hand, the resellers are encouraged to display more iPads so they’ll sell, and on the other they’re being encouraged to free up space for iPads. So it’s either a large new shipment of current iPad devices, or it’ll be a new version of the iPad that will fill the display shelves and shore up the inventory that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is clearly trying to reduce.