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Apple rocks out with iTunes, iPod updates

Heading into the holiday shopping season, Apple retools its iPod Nano, refreshes the iPod Touch, and rounds up to iTunes 8.

Heading into the holiday shopping season, Apple retools its iPod Nano, refreshes the iPod Touch, and rounds up to iTunes 8.

Apple's iPod event: 800-pound gorillas don't need buzz

Apple didn't blow anyone away with its latest iPods, but it continues to make the right tweaks to its juggernaut.
(Posted in Apple by Tom Krazit)
September 10, 2008 4:00 AM PDT

Live blog: Steve Jobs hosts Apple's music event

The CEO unveils "the thinnest Nano we've ever made," plus an updated iPod Touch. Also: iTunes gets a Genius button for building playlists, and HD TV shows at $2.99 apiece.
(Posted in Apple by Tom Krazit)
September 9, 2008 11:05 a.m. PDT

Among the new varieties announced Tuesday are a redesigned iPod Nano, and upgraded and lower-priced iPod Touch, a new iTunes version, and updated software for mobile devices.
September 9, 2008 2:25 p.m. PDT

Review: Apple iPod Nano (fourth generation, 16GB, pink)

The fourth-generation iPod Nano is easy on the eyes and the wallet, and you can't beat its hardware and user interface design. Just be sure to give iTunes 8 a spin before committing.
• Video: Jobs introduces Apple's newest iPod Nano
September 10, 2008

First Look: Apple iPod Touch 2G

CNET's Senior Editor Donald Bell gives his initial take on the second-generation Apple iPod Touch.
• Video: Jobs shows off updated iPod Touch
September 9, 2008 6:49 p.m. PDT

First Look: Apple's new in-ear headphones

It was easy to miss, but during last Tuesday's flurry of iPod announcements Apple also introduced two new sets of headphones. Donald Bell takes a look at the new in-ear headphones for the iPod.
• Video: Jobs says Apple finally gets headphones right
September 11, 2008 10:37 a.m. PDT

First Look: iPod Classic 2G

CNET Senior Editor Donald Bell offers his First Look on the second generation Apple iPod Classic.
• Video: Jobs introduces the updated iPod Classic
September 10, 2008 7:58 a.m. PDT

Did Apple advance music discovery?

Apple's Genius, a recommendation engine that relies heavily on a user's listening habits to build playlists, could help iPod and iPhone owners squeeze more enjoyment out of their devices.
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
September 9, 2008 5:33 p.m. PDT

Apple yields to NBC Universal on price, packaging

What this means for consumers is that Apple is slowly losing control over pricing of video content at iTunes.
(Posted in Digital Media by Greg Sandoval)
• Jobs: NBC Universal returning to iTunes
September 9, 2008 12:31 p.m. PDT

Where do new iPods leave Zune?

CNET News' Ina Fried offers a quick first impression on what Apple's announcements mean for Microsoft's just-updated line of Zune players.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
• The new Zunes in action
• Microsoft confirms Zune details
• How to get a Zune 3G for $0
September 9, 2008 10:42 a.m. PDT

Steve Jobs' speech in videos

A roundup of video clips from Steve Jobs' speech at Apple's "Let's rock" event, held Tuesday in San Francisco, where he announced updated iPods and a new version of iTunes.
(Posted in Apple by CNET Staff)
September 9, 2008 5:33 p.m. PDT

related and previous coverage

iPhone apps a major trend at DemoFall Each year at the new-products showcase, one trend emerges. This year, it may well be the use by a large number of companies of Apple's smartphone for rich applications.
(Posted in Gaming and Culture by Daniel Terdiman)
September 9, 2008 1:08 PM PDT

Apple looks to revive that special event magic

Tuesday's event should give Apple a strong iPod lineup to sell during the holiday season, so long as the company puts a buggy couple of months behind it with the new products.
(Posted in Apple by Tom Krazit)
• Why the bar gets raised for Apple
• iTunes 8 coming at next week's Apple event?
• Apple makes September 9 iPod event official
September 8, 2008 4:00 a.m. PDT

Apple and the origins of the iPod

in the U.K., Kane Kramer claims that Apple has finally admitted that he is the real father of the iPod.
(Posted in Technically Incorrect by Chris Matyszczyk)
September 7, 2008 7:05 p.m. PDT