Bet you forgot about ol’ Apple Expo Paris didn’t you? Well, from September 25-29th, 2007, Paris will be LE place to be for Apple aficionados the world over. The Fall event is held at a perfect time for a European iPhone announcements in front of the home crowd – a month ahead of the release.
Additionally, the Eurocentric crowd will likely get their own version of country-specific television shows on iTunes and an expanding iTunes Movies coverage.
Jonny Evans over at Macworld.co.uk has announced that both Vodafone and O2 would be carrying the iPhone in the UK – something we voiced a few months back. The release date has been speculated to be November 1st, continent-wide (UK, France, Germany..maaaybe Spain).
For all of you youngsters/Apple newbs out there, Apple Expo is where Apple announced:
- iCal in 2002
- The wireless keyboard and mouse in 2003
- The iMac G5 new form factor in 2004
- Major Enhancements to .Mac in 2005
Apple was present at last year’s event but didn’t have any products to announce. This year, however, could be a mega-blockbuster comparitively speaking – with so much at stake.
For its part, Apple has not announced whether or not Monsieur Jobs will be making an appearance/Keynote in the City of Light but we have a call in to Apple PR and Apple Expo PR and are hoping to be able to provide more information shortly.
Since 9to5Mac has people on the ground in Paris, we will, of course, have full coverage of the event. Perhaps even some pictures. Stay tuned…