Predictions for Apple’s September 9 Event

Apple traditionally updates their iPods around this time of year, and I suspect that Apple’s event scheduled for 9/9 will be no exception. This is what I expect we’ll see:

  • New iPod Touch: This will be the most iPhone-like iPod to date, adding a camera and a microphone. I expect we’ll see a video-capable microphone. Essentially, it will be an iPhone without cellular connectivity. This model should also have the faster processor used by the 3GS. I don’t think we’ll see an OLED screen this year. It’s reasonably likely that the high-end model will have 32 GB capacity.
  • New iPod Nano: We’ll see a switch to a widescreen format to mimic the display of the iPod Touch/iPhone. I don’t think it will be a touchscreen model – the clickwheel will be retained. Expect to see a camera added, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Nano have still-only capability (no video). I also expect a low-end model that will essentially replace the shuffle, perhaps without a camera.

The future of the Classic is a little less clear. Flash memory is still not cheap enough to allow for the >100 GB capacity of the Classic model, so I think it will probably stick around for another year.

The Shuffle has less of a purpose and I expect to see it disappear.

The rumored iPad/Tablet will not make an appearance.

I don’t think Steve Jobs will be on stage for this one.

3 thoughts on “Predictions for Apple’s September 9 Event”

  1. Any thoughts on the Beatles Music? Or iTunes 9? How about Steve Jobs with Ringo Star and Paul McCartney for a “one more thing”?

  2. I really have no idea regarding the Beetles music…I could see it going either way. If I had to guess, I would say no, but it's not a very confident no.

    Regarding iTunes, I think we will see iTunes 9, with some social integration (Facebook, Twitter) and other new features, though nothing Earth-shattering.

  3. I really have no idea regarding the Beetles music…I could see it going either way. If I had to guess, I would say no, but it's not a very confident no.

    Regarding iTunes, I think we will see iTunes 9, with some social integration (Facebook, Twitter) and other new features, though nothing Earth-shattering.

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