∞ About this new product launch and NFC for Apple retail

It’s been quite a week of rumor and speculation in the Apple world. There’s been so much that I thought I’d give my thoughts on what’s being said.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]There are three things that have been talked about over the past few days: Apple’s retail anniversary celebration, a new product launch to celebrate that anniversary, and the introduction of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology at the Apple retail stores.

None of these make any sense to me.

Let’s look at Apple’s retail anniversary. Sure, it’s been 10 years for Apple, but the company rarely celebrates any anniversary. That’s not to say that the Internet and Web sites don’t reflect on what Apple has done over the years, but Apple has always looked ahead, not back.

Besides the fact that a product launch on a Thursday, a few weeks before WWDC doesn’t make any sense at all, Apple is not going to release something to celebrate its retail anniversary, because they don’t do that. Besides, most of Apple’s Mac products were recently updated and don’t need to be updated again so soon.

That leaves us with NFC at the retail stores. I just don’t believe it’s going to happen. Apple doesn’t even have NFC in the iPhone, why would they install it in their retail stores.

If and when Apple implements NFC on the iPhone, It won’t be long before you see it in the retail locations.

Those that expect a big Apple party on Thursday should probably adjust their expectations considerably.