Analysts and Apple users are looking to September as the likely month for a fresh clutch of announcements from the iPod and Mac company.

Apple Expo Paris - Europe's largest Apple-focused event - is scheduled to take place between September 12-16.

With days to go before the event, which will feature no keynote speech this year, analysts anticipate new products from the company, with a particular slant on iPods.

Bear Stearns analyst Andrew Neff believes initial product announcements could arrive in early September, with more to come in October. He predicts new iPods, iPod nanos and iPod shuffles, video software, movie store deals, but doesn't expect Apple will debut its much speculated upon 'iPhone'.

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster also expects the company will reveal new iPods to add a dose of sales strength to its product sales.

Munster notes that the company's iPod sales have been slowing down slightly. He believes that a new product upgrade could drive sales up to around 8.6 million iPods in Apple's current quarter. At present rates Apple is unlikely to sell more than 8 million iPods, he warned.

Think Secret meanwhile predicts updated Mac minis "within weeks", speculating that the single processor Mac mini will be replaced with the existing top-of-the-range 1.66GHz Core Duo model, and a new 1.83GHz Core Duo model will also be introduced.