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Apple will have a media event in San Francisco on Sept. 9

Apple confirmed a planned event in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 9, with analysts and fans expecting an iPod refresh to be announced.

The invite was sent out to select media and analysts, with an invite showing a shadow with an iPod dancing to music.  "It's only rock and roll, but we like it," is printed in the middle of the invite, indicating something iPod-related is expected.  Consumers anticipate new iPod Touch models to  be introduced, following the company's tradition of introducing new iPods each year.

However, there is some speculation Apple will finally announce music from The Beatles will finally be announced for iTunes.  

Apple routinely has joyous press events hosted by company CEO Steve Jobs, who often closes the show with a music act by a leading pop artist. This is the first major press event for Apple since Jobs returned in late June from medical leave due to a liver transplant and other health-related issues.  It's unknown if Jobs will make an appearance at the event, with multiple media sources indicate he will not be the keynote speaker.

If he is not at the event, it's possible he will provide a video message to the media and guests who are in attendance on September 9.

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By Mojo the Monkey on 8/31/2009 4:30:30 PM , Rating: 2
Nothing expected from the rumored "apple tablet" I presume? I know its probably just updates to the touch, but I think they are long overdue.

I believe a camera and GPS would have made the ipod touch a must-have device for many non-iphone users long ago.

RE: Tablet
By omnicronx on 8/31/2009 5:50:41 PM , Rating: 2
Why does an MP3 player need GPS? Thats just a waste of battery for absolutely no reason. Music playback should be the main focus, and GPS can really eat through your battery quickly.

RE: Tablet
By jay401 on 8/31/2009 7:58:45 PM , Rating: 5
Actually, the camera is the bigger sin. A camera as part of an entertainment device will never be as good as a pure camera, yet it will add your entertainment device to the list of non-permitted items from federal facilities, etc. Which most people don't even stop to think about. Next time you have jury duty or attend an event in a federal facility, you'll have to leave your ipod to bake in your car or at home. Sucks. Keep cameras off mobile devices. If I want a camera, I'll bring my Canon compact digital camera.

RE: Tablet
By Mojo the Monkey on 9/1/2009 3:19:51 PM , Rating: 3
I attend court proceedings on a regular basis and I have never had a problem with my phone, even though it has a camera. Your local inconveniences may not be universal.

RE: Tablet
By Mojo the Monkey on 9/1/2009 3:18:22 PM , Rating: 2
Its because you have a little device that does everything reasonably satisfactorily. I have a 2g Ipod touch and I can tell you that leaving the wifi on EATS through the battery. But you can turn it off! (big surprise). I am much happier having that functionality and having the power to disable when necessary.

This logic applies to the GPS and camera too. No, it wont be better than a dedicated GPS unit, or dedicated camera, but a lot of fun could be had (image editing programs, object recognition, "enhanced reality" camera apps, etc).

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