Apple has announced a special event on October 12.

It will host an event in the US in San Jose, with a corresponding invitation-only event in London.

The announcement is scheduled for the day after Apple reveals its 2005 financial results.

While Apple isn't talking, increasing iPod-related chatter suggests some kind of major news within that category: equally, there's more to Apple than just the iPod, and its move to Intel processors next year promises a host of slick, new Macs in future.

The invitation features a pair of theatre curtains, with Apple CEO Steve Jobs' famed "One More Thing" slogan emblazoned across the top.