New iPods to drop on September 9th, UK event confirmed

Well, it seems that the much-rumoured new iPods really are on the horizon - invites to an Apple event on the 9th of September have just dropped into o

Well, it seems that the much-rumoured new iPods really are on the horizon - invites to an Apple event on the 9th of September have just dropped into our mailbox, an hour or so after they were sent to various American journalists.

The invite shows an iPod advert with the (hardly) cryptic message: Let's Rock.

Speculation is rife that we'll see a a revamped iPod Touch and a stretched iPod Nano (mockups look ugly as sin to me, but what do I know? After all, the invite above below seems to be playing on the new Nano's stretched screen, right?).

Memory prices probably haven't fallen enough to see the end of the iPod Classic, but its life must be limited - and the Shuffle is due a revamp in my books.

And of course iTunes will get a new coat of paint. But will there be anything genuinely new? You'll have to tune in to our live blog coverage at 6pm on September 9th to find out.