Apple iPod/iTunes Event Scheduled for Sept. 9?


Looks like Wednesday, September 9 might just be this year's date for Apple's annual iPod and iTunes event, where it's widely expected we'll see the third generation iPod touch (with video camera?), iTunes 9 (with Blu-Ray and "social" integration?), as well as other refreshes to Apple's music-themed lineup.

Now, TiPb thought it would be September 8, because Apple almost always drops product on Tuesdays, like last year's Let's Rock event (and it still might this year, the above is only a rumor from a source), but we're not going to read anything into it if it is a Wednesday this time around either.

All Things Digital also says, however, there's one big ticked item we won't be seeing:

The event will be held in San Francisco–most likely at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where it has occurred in years past–and is expected to showcase upgrades to the iPod line and an update to iTunes that may involve some sort of social element. Our sources insist it will not involve any discussion whatsoever of the tablet Apple is reportedly developing.

Still remaining, however, is the other great unknown -- will Steve Jobs take the stage once again, or leave things to the Tim Cook/Phil Schiller/Greg Jozwiak team that filled in during his leave of absence earlier in the year?

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Rene Ritchie

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Apple iPod/iTunes Event Scheduled for Sept. 9?


Sometimes iphone news sneaks out at iPod events. In the past I believe new OS releases appeared at the same time.

In a way its connected , the 3rd gen ipod touch will give us an idea of what to expect in 2010 on the iphone , as they are both simular apart from one has a gsm built in

Directly linked Nickel
The iPod Touch is Apple's main growth iPod in the longer term, and it just happens to run iPhone OS!

Itunnes 9 has everything to do with the the iPhone. You will be able to arrange your app icons with iTunes 9. That's where you sync your music!!!!

It Will Be After The 8th Cause That's The Last Day For Free iPods With A Mac. It's A Good Way For Apple To Clear Out The Old Ones Before The New Ones Come. I Do Like That 9/9/9 Idea. Also, I Do Think MMS Will Come Just Because That's Like 14 Days Before The Calendar End of Summer. Last, People, Screw That Table! Apple Has 3.1, MMS, Rumored Blu-ray Desktop Macs, New iPod Lineup and A New OS Coming All In One Day. The Keynote Will Already Be Over Two Hours Long and 10 Billion People Will Be At The Apple Store Within Minutes To Grab It All Up For A Ton of Money!