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iPod price cuts, and are those pics real?

CNET Australia spots photos on the Web site of accessories maker Cygnett ahead of Apple's rock 'n' roll event Wednesday. And iPod price cuts found on Apple's site.

Thought about staying up until the wee hours of the morning (Australia time) to get the information on the new iPod? No need--the new iPods apparently have been leaked.

Thanks to an unceremonious cat out of the bag from third-party case manufacturer Cygnett, we now have pictures of what Apple's new iPods apparently look like.

Both the iPod Touch 3G and iPod Nano G5 sport a camera on the back (according to the Cygnett blog post which leaked the cases), and the Nano continues the trend of the elongated screen that we've seen on previous models.

It's been rumored for some time that Apple would unveil new iPods at a rock 'n' roll-themed event that kicks off Wednesday in San Francisco at 10 a.m. PDT. CNET News will bring you full coverage of that event--bookmark our live blog and check back soon.

Update, 6:43 a.m. PDT: Meanwhile, TechCrunch this morning spotted some iPod price cuts at Apple's online storefront. For instance, it reported, the 32GB iPod Touch has dropped from $399 to $279, and the 16GB iPod Nano has dropped from $199 to $149.

Editors' note, 7:45 a.m. PDT: Enough doubts have been raised about the photo, included here earlier, of the purported iPod Touch 3G that we've removed it from the story. You can still see it in the original story on CNET Australia.

CNET Australia reported from Sydney. CNET News staff contributed to this report.

Cygnet and iPod Nano G5
A blog post by case maker Cygnett says we'll see cameras in Apple's newest iPods. Screenshot by CNET Australia