iPod aficionados have been frothing in the mouth over Apple’s new iPod/iTunes product launch.

Based on the live feeds from the event, it was rather ho-hum:

  • A gaunt Steve Jobs joking that the rumors about his death are exaggerated
  • New iTunes 8 with improved playlist creation and HD
  • A larger capacity (120 GB) iPod Classic — most likely the last of its kind
  • A redesigned iPod Nano with curvier lines
  • A beefed-up iPod Touch with software version 2.1 (which will be available for the iPhone, too) 
  • Some accessories
Basically, incremental improvements and evolutionary stuff, preparing for the holiday season sales.
Not bad, but hardly anything to get very excited about.