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Keynote Event Scheduled for Early September? No Tablet Introduction?

MediaMemo is reporting that music industry sources are claiming Apple will hold a keynote event during the week of September 7th:

Time to get the rumor mill kicked into high gear: Multiple music industry sources say Apple executives have told them the company is planning one of its famed keynote events for the week of Sept. 7.

But in true Apple fashion, the company has been noncommittal about the exact date of the event and what it will be showing off.

Why does the music industry know Apple’s schedule you ask? Well it appears that music execs were involved in the creation of the rumored iTunes “cocktails“.

Given that Apple has tipped off music industry executives, it?s a fair bet that the event will incorporate music in some way. Perhaps it will show off the new ?Cocktail? format that Apple has been working on, which bundles full-length albums with other goodies like album covers and interactive bells and whistles.

Some sort of iPod revisions are expected, with evidence of both iPod Touches and Nanos having built-in cameras. Blu-Ray and social media intergration are rumored to be included in a new release of iTunes.

Apple almost always has a “Music Event” in September, making this rumor very likely.

What about the tablet you ask? Well, there is a new report out today suggesting that the tablet will be released in 2010 and not this fall as previously suggested.

The Loop is reporting that “very reliable sources” are suggesting that Apple’s rumored tablet device will not be introduced in September and instead see the light of day some time next year.

The Loop:

Very reliable sources familiar with the product have said speculation of the tablet being introduced during the September event are flat out wrong. The Apple tablet, they said, would not see the light of day until the first part of 2010.

The event in September will be focused on music, which means we could see new iPods and perhaps some updates to iTunes. The tablet computer will not even be mentioned as part of the event, my sources said.

This tablet thing will be interesting to watch. Also, I would almost bet money that the event will be held during the week of September 7th.

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