September 9th iPod Event, New iPod Touch?

A few more tidbits for you iTouch fanatics out there: iLounge has some interesting schematics for the new iPod Nano and iTouch. According to the article, the iTouch is headed in the direction of the iPhone’s form-factor. Cool.

Ars Technica reports today that Apple has invited members of the press to a special event entitled “Let’s Rock” in San Francisco, on September 9th.

The consensus view is that this event will shepherd in a refresh of the iPod line. Specifically, there are pictures floating around of case designs which point to a new iPod Nano form factor.

Of more interest to us, however, is the potential for a new price-point for the iPod Touch, or even a new design. A decrease in price for the Touch could help move iPod Touch/iPhone gaming even further into the mainstream. There don’t appear to be any definitive rumors as to the price point, but with the iPhone going for $199, a price cut for the iPod Touch down to at least that level seems likely.