A new open season of rumour and speculation has begun in advance of Apple's thirtieth anniversary on April 1.

AppleInsider believes the company will invite media to an anniversary bash at which new products will debut, either just before or just after April 1.

The report predicts new Intel-powered iBooks, a larger-screened (17-inch) MacBook Pro, and an "iPod-related" product may debut at the show, should any event take place around April 1.

A recent Wedbush Morgan analyst report suggests Apple may release a "true" video iPod as soon as next month, claiming "independent confirmation from a reliable industry source" to support these claims.

Other speculations claim the company may even launch a Thirtieth Anniversary Mac.