Photo Firsts: Let's Rock and 4G Nano!

Engadget has scored a couple of sneaky first looks at both Apple's upcoming "Let's Rock" event (above) scheduled for Tuesday, and the new 4th Generation iPod Nano (below) that's all but certain to be released there.

Once Kremlin-eque in their secrecy and security, Apple's iPod division has either grown leakier as of last year's 3G "fatty" Nano, or Apple itself is doing a little guerilla marketing to soften the news up and build anticipation.

Which one is it?

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.