Apple updates its key iPhone OS, iTunes and iPod products during its Sep 9 “annual iPod event”. Here is a quick summary:
### iPhone OS
* Version 3.1 is out today free for iPhone and iPod touch with OS 3.0.
* App Store app will include a new Genius feature that will recommend apps based on your past purchase.
* Over 30,000 ringtones from 4 major music labels now available for $1.29 each.
### iTunes 9
* iTunes 9 is released today and has a “beautiful new look” that makes exploring the vast music, movies, TV shows, apps, games easier.
* New Genius Mixes feature that plays endless mixes of songs from your iTunes library that are great together.
* New options to select what you want to sync for your music, based on playlists, genres, artists etc.
* App Management – arrange your iPhone home screens and move apps around using iTunes.
* Home sharing: allow you to copy your music, TV shows etc for up to 5 computers in your home.
* iTunes LP – digitizes the era before CD with lyrics, liner notes, essays, photos and video together with music album.
### iPod touch 3rd generation
* New iPod touch has new hardware to power Open GL.
* $199 for 8GB version, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB
* There is no camera for new iPod touch as rumored.
### iPod Classic
* New iPod Classic bump the capacity to 160GB with same $249 price.
### iPod shuffle
* New colors for the shuffle, pink, green, blue, silver and black.
* There will be a special edition which is in black stainless steel and polished.
* $59 for 2GB and $79 for 4GB.
### iPod nano 5th generation
* New features: video camera, larger 2.2-inch display, microphone and speakers, VoiceOver for voice memo, FM radio, built-in pedometer.
* Video is VGA (640 x 480) in H.264, with up to 30fps and AAC audio. Need to sync with computer before uploading video.
* Comes in bright glossy colors. Two models: 8GB for $149, 16GB for $179.