updated 03:05 pm EDT, Wed August 26, 2009
iPod Sept 9 More Probable
Apple's rumored September 9th iPod event has gained credibility with a second purported confirmation on Wednesday afternoon. The tipsters speaking to AppleInsider claim that Apple has settled on the 9th after weeks of debate and that iPods will form the backbone of the introduction. It's now virtually certain that both the iPod nano and iPod touch will include cameras, but it's also said that the photo and possible video functions will be "just one piece" of the iPod updates.
What this would mean isn't said. The camera function has been heavily leaked, but virtually no other rumors have surfaced that would point to other features. Capacity upgrades have already been expected as a matter of course.
Many now also anticipate iTunes 9, many of whose features (if accurate) may be known. Alternating rumors have pointed to the jukebox app adding Blu-ray support and other movie disc playback, while others have alluded to social networking integration and possible syncing with third-party devices. This last claim has been called into question given Apple's tendency to block the Palm Pre.
More radical introductions, like a tablet device or Mac introductions, aren't considered likely. Apple typically restricts music events to iPod and iTunes-related products.