Rumour: Apple to hold iPod refresh event this month?

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Apple Logo GenericRUMOUR MILL: Well, way to break tradition. Apple is rumoured to be holding an iPod-centric event way sooner than its traditional September timeframe.

Well, that’s according to a Brazilian publication MacMagazine is reporting on Friday, citing a reliable source within Apple.

MacMagazine is hinting that an Apple event could be on August 16 or 17, and that the new iPod touch will be the main focus with two cameras and a gyroscope – in essence, the new features found on the iPhone 4 will be heading to the iPod touch, which makes sense as the iPod touch is seen as the iPhone without the phone.

The last four years, Apple has announced the iPod line refreshes always in September, so it has become a shock when a report claims that Apple will be pushing a refresh in August. Last year’s event saw the iPod nano getting a video camera and a FM tuner.

But the move most likely comes at a time when rumours of a 7-inch iPad, alongside a revamp of iLife ’11 which includes 64-bit support and a mystery application that will replace iDVD and a redesigned iPod shuffle to include a touchscreen, are expected to be released during the revamp.