Apple said to be planning iPod event for September 7

Japanese technology site Kodawarsian reported Friday that sources told it Apple plans to hold an event on September 7 featuring its updated iPod line. As part of its reporting, it also said the iPhone 5 was on target to ship in either September or October.

The site has typically had a good track record in predicting Apple moves, and the date would match up with Apple's typical yearly iPod event, generally held on the first Wednesday in September. What is not clear is whether or not the iPhone 5 would make an appearance too.

Apple has typically launched that device at its Worldwide Developer conference in June. With the release of the iPhone 4 so late into the upgrade cycle on Verizon, that date was pushed back to the fall -- and most reporting has suggested the next-generation iPhone would release in September.


In addition to the iPhone, Apple could use the event to debut its iCloud service, which as of late has been rumored to play a significant role in a low-end iPhone. iOS 5 may also make an appearance here as well: Cupertino has said that the new mobile operating system is on target for a fall launch.

While the iPhone 5 rumors have frankly become too numerous and varied to list, rumors of what's coming with new iPods appears to have centralized around a few key points. The iPod touch line is likely to only get a minor refresh which may mean the launch of a white model, AppleInsider reports. The site also expects the iPod nano to regain an integrated camera.

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