iTunes 8 Features and Launch Date Confirmed + iPhone 2.1 Expected

The next Apple Event was confirmed to be taking place on 9th September and Apple had sent out invitation for it in an iPod like Designed plycard as reported earlier.

The main subject of this Event was the new iPod 4G Launch and new iPod Touch design. But along with that, its now confirmed that iTunes 8 will also be launched along side to coincide with the launch of new iPods.

Some Features that iTunes 8 is reported to have are :

  • New Genius feature that will group similar Music together and Create Playlists along with a Genius Sidebar which recommends you Music from iTunes Store automatically guessing your Music type.
  • HD TV Shows : Users will now be able to download 720p Encoded High Definition Video Content.
  • Grid View : As the name suggests, a new Grid Layout will be available. I reckon it will be same as one thats been used for showing Application now.
  • New Music Visualizer

These are the rumored features that are confirmed by multiple sources. There might be more features and updates which we’ll come to know in a day when Apple Officially launches iTunes 8 tomorrow.

Another Rumor that we’ve heard is about the iPhone 2.1 Firmware release tomorrow. No information is yet available on what changes the new firmware brings.

Lets wait and watch…..