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Magnetosphere developers confirm iTunes link

While a senior member of Apple’s iTunes team was unable to tell me straight, word’s out now that Apple did indeed acquire Magnetosphere as the new visualiser within iTunes 8.

As I wrote on Tuesday, a highly senior iTunes Europe source refused to confirm the use of Magnetosphere in iTunes 8, instead saying, “We’re not the kind of company that buys in technologies.”

Apple purchased iTunes (then called SoundJam) from the now defunct Casady and Greene in 2000. To be fair, the senior chap may well have been speaking sardonically, or something.
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Digg’s Rose teases with final Apple rumours

Digg founder Kevin Rose has followed-up on a weekend of rumour wrap-ups with his very own wrap-up as the Apple event looms.

Rose – who has been at the centre of almost every Apple iPod event rumour run-down for a week – has now offered readers a look at what he thinks the base design of iTunes 8 will be.

Apple appears to have extended use of Coverflow in iTunes 8, with the capacity to sort albums out (visually) into Album, Artist, Genre and Composer, with albums playable simply by hovering your mouse above them.
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Apple’s Sept. 9 event: What to expect

In advance of the Apple event next week the Mac rumour sites are festooned with news and predictions as to what’s on the way, so we thought we should let you know what is going to happen.

For a round-up of more recent information since the publication of this post, please click here.

Digg founder Kevin Rose recently offered his prognostications for the Apple event next week, predicting iTunes 8, new low cost iPod touch, lower prices across the iPod range, a redesigned iPod nano and more.
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New nano revealed, iTunes 8, more

Digg’s Kevin Rose has kicked in with his latest pre-Apple announcement rumours.

– Curved iPod nano with horizontal screen
– Price cuts across iPod range
– iPod touch to be reduced in price
– iPod range to use price to differentiate from iPhone
– iTunes 8 (big update, new features – subscription services anyone?)
– New point upgrade of Mac OS X imminent
– Blu-Ray soon

Watch what he has to say after the break.
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