updated 04:40 pm EST, Tue March 1, 2011
Emphasis may be on media sharing
Tomorrow's Apple press event could signal the release of a new "social" mobile app, rumors suggest. The purpose of the alleged app is unclear; one source speculates that it could involve media, photo and/or location sharing. It could also involve Ping, or alternately MobileMe. In either case the person contends that if there is a surprise at the event, the app may be involved.
Widespread reports have pointed to MobileMe becoming a free service, also associated with a media locker enabling remote access to iTunes content. This could be the reason for a new app. Apple may also be interested in stepping more deeply into social networks, in which it has had a difficult time competing so far. Neither Ping nor Game Center have achieved any significant popularity.