Rumor Hints at September 7 iPod Event

iPod refresh rumorApple may be planning on hosting a fall iPod media event on September 7, according to the Japanese Apple news site Kodawarisan (English translation). Assuming the site’s unnamed sources are correct, the event would fall in line with iPod product launches from previous years.

Apple has historically used fall media events to introduce updated iPod, iPod nano, iPod shuffle and iPod touch models, and to highlight iTunes Store features.

Since Apple hasn’t launched new iPhone models yet — typically something that happens in late spring — rumors have been claiming the combination smartphone and iPod will get an update along side the iPod lineup. Other rumors point to an October iPhone launch, which could still fit with a September introduction and a release a few weeks later.

There hasn’t been any confirmation from Apple that it actually is announcing iPod updates in September, but since the company has done just that for the past few years, it seems plausible even if the date of the event isn’t the 7th.