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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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Apple: iPod nano, iTunes 8, MacBook touch?

The Apple rumour machine continues to revolve, and the speculative ‘evidence’ is mounting up that confirms the September 9 event will see the introduction of new iPod nanos, iTunes 8 and all the other bits and pieces that have been discussed.

EnGadget has a new image – sure, it could be a fake, but it looks pretty much in-line with what we’re expecting right now – a longer and thinner iPod nano with a larger side-mounted screen. Though whether the images emerged in response to the rumour or vice versa, we can’t say.

We know Apple PR has been active in recent weeks, meeting with journalists from across the sector while quietly confirming the numbers for the event. In other words, they’re planning to turn up the heat..While we can see the shape, we can’t yet predict what features to expect from Apple’s new range – given the company’s seeming strategy to reinvent iPods as connected devices, we’re curious if WiFi connectivity will feature across the range? .
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