Apple's pre-Photokina special event
Taking place on 2006-09-24, the presentation is expected to show off Aperture 2, which was in development since 1.0 was released last year in October. Throughout the year, there was a little ruffling of feathers. Apple dropped part of the team working on 1.0, while the rest of it worked on fixing issues with the initial release. It seems like Apple used a different team for the second version, although key members probably remained for it.
A word of caution to all readers, though: We don't expect anything else
that day, i.e. no really new products. The time, though, would be right for the introduction of the new MacBooks. Normal models will make use of the new lower-end Core 2 Duo (Merom) processor, while Pro models use the highend version. The difference between the chips is mainly the size of the cache on the chip. Apple is expected to release the new models silently on their website towards the end of this month.
Another important thing believed to come true at the Photokina: Adobe will show off betas of Adobe CS 3 products. I'm sure Apple has quite a bit of interest in Adobe pushing that.