Engadget has confirmation from Apple that the rumored September event will indeed take place on September 9th. According to the invitations, sent out to select publications, the event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco on September 9 at 10:00 a.m. At the event, we'll likely see new iPods, and possibly the rumored "Kevin Rose" iPod nano. Other items likely to make their way into Steve Jobs' presentation are the long awaited 2.1 software update, updated iPod touch, and Apple-branded jet packs (or not). Some are already deeply analyzing the invitation for any clues which it may hold. The most obvious hint, it seems, is that we'll see something having to do with the iPod. Invite below:
If you listen to music on your iPhone while surfing the web or using other applications, you may occasionally need to access the iPod or its controls. Sure, you can hit the home button and jump into the iPod, but iPhone has a much more elegant way of accessing iPod controls. Ever since the iPhone update in September (v1.1.1), double clicking the "Home" button on your iPhone brings up a set of controls for volume, skipping tracks, and pausing your music without leaving the current application. There's even an "iPod" button that takes you right to the iPod application. But the fun doesn't stop there, so read on for more "Home" button tricks.
On Monday, digital music reseller announced that it will launch a $50million marketing campaign against Apple's iTunes Store by offering songs through its web site and partners, including Yahoo Inc. and Verizon Wireless. The songs will be available in MP3 format, allowing users to play them on iPods and iPhones.
On Wednesday, Purple Ghost Software released version 2.4 of its song recovery utility for the iPod and iPhone. The application, a 3.3 megabyte download, allows users to copy songs back from an iPod or iPhone to your Mac.
JVC has just announced the availability of the NX-PN7, one of the coolest docking stations we've seen yet. It is both Made for iPod and Works with iPhone and can comfortably charge any two iDevices at once, making it perfect for those of you looking for somewhere to put that old iPod. On top of that, it combines a stereo, docking station, and AM/FM radio, and an alarm clock all in one. It even has two glowy strips underneath each iPod / phone that can be programmed to glow any of nine colors, and has a remote control with an iPod-esque clickwheel on it.