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Apple’s Secret Conference? Next Week.

It seems like Apple is back to the events. Business Insider reports that Apple is holding a “secret conference” for selected developers in Cupertino next week:

Apple is hosting an event for iOS developers in California next week, we’ve heard from an industry source. The event begins next Tuesday, and runs for three days, we’ve heard.

We are short on details, and we have not seen any public information about it, but it sounds like this will be a more intimate version of the iPhone Tech Talks that Apple hosted around the world last year.

If this is true, I guess they want to better educate developers on the new features of iOS 4.2, talk about iAds and “curation” in the App Store, perhaps give out some early, very early details on iOS 5. Also:

What we don’t know: Who’s attending, how big this event is, what sort of sessions will be held, and whether Apple will host any sort of media event for the iOS 4.2 launch, which could potentially include demos of some of the apps that were worked on at the summit.

This could be interesting, although the real new features are iPad-only. Apple held OS-focused events before, but they were meant to announce and preview a new OS, such as iOS 4 and iPhone OS 3. Or maybe, this “secret conference” is the event to announce iOS 4.2

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