Apple seems set to host a product launch event at the end of the month.

Reports on TUAW and AppleInsider claim the company to be putting together the pieces for such an event.

While no specific information is available, the reports claim the company will use the purported event to demonstrate new product updates.

The second report claims 26 February as a likely date for such a launch, in common with Apple's established traditions that date takes place on a Tuesday.

Current speculation favours updates to the MacBook Pro, integrating Intel's 45-nanometre Penryn chip, the launch of a software development kit for the iPhone/iPod touch, and a much-mooted introduction of a 3G-savvy iPhone model.