Apple Media Event So, Apple TV refresh (spiffyone), new iPods and hopefully a new cloud-based iTunes. iPod Touch rumors: Rumors include a VGA front facing camera with FaceTime support using email adresses, a backside 5 megapixel camera with 720p video and a LED flash, Retina Display, gyroscope and possibly 3G support; The new iPod Touch maybe also getting a redesigned back (hurray!), not entirely flat like the iPhone 4, but more like the lid of the MacBook Pro: My bet is that they'll ditch the shiny metal back and replace it with matt aluminum, á la iPad. ---------------------- Rumored iPod shuffle/nano cases and leaked parts: Despite evidence to the contrary, I don't see this as the new Nano. It's too small to have any practical use bar possibly using a revised Sreenflow UI. You can't watch videos on it due to its ridiculously tiny screen. Games and apps are out. I don't think Apple can sell an Nano this small. It just doesn't make any sense. I really think this is the new shuffle, using a very basic OS, maybe even just using screenflow. I wouldn't be surprised if Apple killed the Nano (anyone remember the mini?) and replaced it with the low end present generation iPod Touch for $150 with full support for iOS 4. That makes sense. ---------------------- AppleTV rumors: http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/28/the-next-apple-tv-revealed-cloud-storage-and-iphone-os-on-tap/ http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/11/upcoming-apple-tv-loses-1080p-playback-gains-apps/ iOS doesn't really make sense to me on the "iTV". It's designed solely for touchscreens, and I don't see iOS making it to the big screen unless it utilizes a Wii-esque controller, which is essentially a giant finger. That could work. If it didn't rely on IR to track the pointer's movements but instead used a gyroscope and an accelerometer to determine where you looking at on the screen it could really be a hit. But there's no multitouch. I personally don't think they'll go for iOS. Not yet.