Apple has an announment to make sometime today and has placed a teasear on their website promsing it to be an unforgettable day.

Specualtions are abound and 9 to 5 Mac intelligence has listed a few of them

  1. “..You’ll never forget” seems to indicate some sort of cloud backup of data.  Perhaps music and video from iTunes in the cloud?  That’s something that has been long rumored.  Or maybe Apple fixes the DST bug (thanks commenter)
  2. AppleTV is due for the 4.2 Airplay video update.  Airplay from the cloud seems like a likely tie in.
  3. There isn’t any media or ‘event’ planned.  This will be a streaming event, if anything, only.  That could be a tie-in.
  4. People of North Carolina, expect some lights dimming in the house around 10am.
  5. This will be something webcast tomorrow morning in the US.  The timing indicates it is a global event, not US centric (otherwise why wake up at 7am on the West Coast – and show the time zones London and Tokyo?  That’s a likely tie-in to the big news.
  6. Apple “clouded its website background” as retweeted by Apple employees.
  7. Facebook’s Email event is later today.  Apple loves foiling other events with news of their own.  Google has a smaller fashion event on Wednesday.
  8. What iTunes event would be complete without Beatles speculation?

Source: 9 to 5 Mac

Update: 16th of November

Rumour from the Wall Street Journal suggests that the announcement is likely to be the availability of  the Beatles’ entire music catalogue on iTunes. This is a pretty significant move as there has been an ongoing dispute between Apple Records and Apple Inc (formerly Apple computer) over their respective logos and usage of the Apple name(Steve Jobs named his company as a tribute the Beatles’ Apple record company).

The release of Aung San Suu Kyi and the imminent (rumoured) digitization of the Beatles’ music catalogue on iTunes may perhaps, truly nail home the point that at the end of the day, “All you need is love.”

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