The MWC 2013 (Mobile World Congress) starts on February 25 in Barcelona. Apple never attends the MWC, but it always is a big topic among attendees. Will Apple reveal a new product before MWC to stir up the MWC or will the company stay quite.
Apple has been in a lot of pressure from media and stock market lately. The expectations from Apple are extremely high. Everybody expects something new and big this year. The only thing Apple has released so far in 2013 is a 128GB iPad. Apple's competitors in mobile space come together on February 25 in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress 2013 (MWC 2013).
In the last years Apple was the talk on the show floor despite not being there. How will it be this year? If Apple is not announcing a new product or schedule an announcement I think Apple will not have much impact at the MWC 2013.
A new Apple mobile device such as a phablet, low-cost iPhone or full OS X tablet would change that in a heart beat.