Apple plans "special event" on Sep. 7

Apple on Monday sent out invitations to select media and VIPs for a “special event” planned on September 7, 2005 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, Calif.

The e-mailed invitation shows a pair of denim jeans. At the top of the image reads a caption, “1000 songs in your pocket changed everything. Here we go again.”

“1000 songs in your pocket” is a slogan Apple first used with the original 5GB iPod, which made its debut in the late October, 2001. The first iPod featured a mechanical scroll wheel and a FireWire interface, and was Mac-compatible only.

For the past four years Apple has continuously updated the iPod line, which is now a cornerstone of its hardware product offerings and an important segment of Apple’s financial results. Capacities range from the 512MB flash-based iPod shuffle to the 60GB iPod, which touts a color LCD screen. Paired with Apple’s iTunes Music Store, the iPod line has dominated the digital music player market.

Apple offered no other concrete information about the event, but MacCentral will be in attendance.

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