updated 06:20 pm EDT, Wed August 25, 2010
Air refresh still seen as "wild card"
Analysts have quickly placed bets on the products likely to be launched at Apple's September media event. Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster echos ongoing rumors that the company will introduce a new iPod touch with two cameras, enabling FaceTime calls.
The analyst also believes an updated version of iTunes and Apple TV will be highlighted at the event. Each product is said to take advantage of a new cloud-based service, which will be powered in part by the massive data center in North Carolina.
"“The company has indicated that the data center is on track to be completed by the end of CY10 and it will begin using it then," Munster wrote in a note distributed to clients. "We believe an announcement at the Sept. event is likely, but the service may not begin until late in CY10."
Aside from the iPod and Apple TV refreshes, Munster believes the company may also be readying a new MacBook Air. Others view such an introduction as unlikely at the September event, however, and even Munster labels it as a "wildcard possibility." [via WSJ]