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Apple's 'Rock and Roll' Music Event: New Product Gallery

The biggest surprise at Wednesday's Apple event was an appearance by Steve Jobs. Besides that, iPod fans were treated to new Nanos, iTunes 9, and lower prices.

Apple 'Rock and Roll' Event Features Steve Jobs and iPods Galore

Apple's Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs received a hero's welcome Wednesday making his first public appearance since returning to Apple after a six-month medical leave. He took center stage at Apple Rock and Roll music-themed event and didn’t disappoint the iPod faithful announcing a cavalcade of new iPods, a smarter sleeker looking iTunes 9, and lower prices for most iPod models.

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Apple CEO Jobs Makes Public Appearance at Event

iTunes 9 Adds Genius Mixes

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iPod nano With Built-in Video Camera

Apple’s newest iPod Nano comes packed with a video camera, mic, and speakers for shooting video and easy posting to YouTube. iPod Nano features a sleek design with a 2.2-inch color display and polished aluminum and glass enclosure.

Can it hold a candle to the Flip Mino? Stay tuned to PC World to find out.

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Nano Lineup isn't So Small

The new Nanos also sport some cool upgrades including a built-in pedometer, an FM radio tuner with live pause and iTunes Tagging for easily buying songs you like on the radio.

The new iPod Nano is available now in nine different colors (silver, black, purple, blue, green, orange, yellow, red, and pink). An 8GB model for will set you back $150 and a 16GB model runs $180.

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iPod Touch Family Gets Larger and More Affordable

The 8GB iPod Touch is now available for just $199, along with new models which deliver twice the capacity for the same price. The iPod touch 32GB model sells for $299 and 64GB model goes for $399.The new iPod touch is available starting today.

Many were surprised it was the Nano that Apple decided to give a built-in video camera and not the iPod Touch.

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iTunes 9

Jobs unveiled iTunes 9, available for download for Mac OS X and Windows today. New to the software are:

Home Sharing, which lets you transfer music, movies and TV shows among up to five authorized computers in your home.

iTunes LP is billed as "the next evolution of the music album" according to Apple. It offers a multimedia rich experience for select albums on the iTunes Store by combining beautiful design with expanded visual features like live performance videos, lyrics, artwork, liner notes, interviews, photos, and album credits.

Genius Mixes is a feature that creates highly personalized music and video mixes based your existing library of music and videos stored on your version of iTunes.

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iTunes 9 Lets You Sync and Share

With improved syncing in iTunes 9 and iPhone OS 3.1 you can now organize your iPhone apps right in iTunes. Those changes automatically appear on your iPhone with the same layout you programmed in iTunes.

Apple’s syncing now includes support for music, photos, movies, and TV shows. Now you can sync music by artist and genre and sync photos by Events and Faces.

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The Classic Lives

Despite some who predicted the iPod Classic was doomed, Apple announced a new model with 160GB model capable of holding up to 40,000 songs for $249.

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Shuffle Gets New 2GB Capacity and Price

The iPod shuffle is now available starting at $60 in five colors. A 2GB model sells for $60 and a 4GB model for $80.

See Related Coverage of Wednesday's Apple event:

Summary: Camera-equipped Nano Highlights Apple's IPod Changes

Apple CEO Jobs Makes Public Appearance at Event

iTunes 9 Adds Genius Mixes

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