∞ Report: Apple planning an event in September

An Apple event in September is probably one of the worst kept secrets in the tech industry. Apple uses this event to get its products into stores in time for the lucrative holiday shopping season. For the last several years Apple has held an event in California to usher in new versions of its market leading iPod products. The iPod touch debuted at one such event and Apple also used a September keynote to killed off the iPod mini, its most popular iPod at the time, in favor of the iPod nano.

Peter Kafka reports on AllThingsD.com that “multiple music industry sources say Apple executives have told them the company is planning one of its famed keynote events for the week of Sept. 7.”

In addition to the new iPods, onlookers expect Apple could unveil its new album format on iTunes and perhaps get a glimpse of the rumored tablet.

Perhaps the biggest draw at the event will be seeing Steve Jobs make his first public appearance since taking a leave of absence earlier this year.