Apple is set to make a well-publicized, "surprise" announcement next Wednesday...Wonder what it will be? Usually, when Apple makes a grandiose production of a Steve Job's upcoming press show, expectations are that something truly innovative will be introduced. 

Well, I'm not the only one who is wondering.
Nick Bilton is also pondering this in his post for Technology Bits in the NY Times:

When Apple makes an announcement about a coming press event it can sometimes feel like the National Hurricane Center has identified a new hurricane.

There is usually rampant speculation surrounding the importance and impact of the event: Will it be a Category 5 announcement with a revolutionary device, or a less-important Category 1, with basic updates to operating systems or gadgets?

Keeping with this tradition, the blogosphere was in full swing on Friday as technology experts and Apple fans tried to guess what Apple’s chief executive will announce next Wednesday when the company hosts “a sneak peek of the next major version of Mac OS X,” and other new products.

The popular Apple blog AppleInsider believes that the event next week will usher in a new, smaller version of the MacBook Air computer.

Kasper Jade, citing a “person with a proven track record of pinpoint accuracy,” writes on the AppleInsider Web site that the new MacBook Air will be completely redesigned and will come with a new type of hard-drive called an “SSD Card” that looks more like a “stick of RAM, yet is not easily user-replaceable.”

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