Just hours before Apple is set to announce its new lineup of iPods, people familiar with the matter have revealed to AppleInsider part of the alleged product refresh, complete with purported model numbers.
Just days before Apple is expected to unveil its new line of iPods, multiple reports are suggesting that some of the widely anticipated camera-equipped media players could be delayed due to technical difficulties. [Updated with info from Hardmac.]
Disputing a prediction that an upgraded Apple TV could make an appearance at next week's media-centric product unveiling, a new report states that the event will stay true to its tagline: "Only rock and roll."
With the impending launch of Microsoft's iPod touch competitor, the Zune HD, the Redmond, Wash., company will discontinue its previous offerings, which included high-capacity hard drive players and the "squircle" input method.
Wall Street analysts are divided on whether Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will appear at next week's iPod-centric event, as another firm has said his presence would be a "welcome surprise," but is not anticipated.
A report filed by a tipster claiming access to iTunes 9 says that it is "possible" the next version of Apple's media player will sport both DVD import and playback as well as Facebook integration, allowing users to advertise songs and playlists with their friends.