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Photos: Apple's special music event

Apple's Sept. 1 "Special Event" is highlighted by upgrades to its iPad tablet and all iPods, a new social tool for iTunes, and a revamped Apple TV.
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Apple is holding a "Special Event" Sept. 1. As usual everything's being kept top secret. The only clue? A guitar on the invitation.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is decked out for the show. Check out ZDNet's Live Coverage.

Credit: James Martin, CNET

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The line outside promises a big show.

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And here's Steve Jobs.

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Jobs claims that Apple is activating 230,000 iOS devices per day.

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More numbers: Jobs claims 250,000 apps including 25,000 are made for iPad. He announces that iOS 4.1 is coming.

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Jobs says high dynamic range photos are coming and will be standard in iOS 4.1. HD video is here.

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Mike Capps of Epic Games is called on to demonstrate their first iOS game, called "Project Sword."

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Improvements for the iPad.

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iOS 4.1 ready next week for iPhone, iPod Touch for free.

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Improvements in the iPad coming with iOS 4.2

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275 million iPads sold.

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iOS 4.2 is coming out in November, a free update for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

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There's new design for every iPod model. iPod shuffle is even smaller.

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Shuffle colors.

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Screens from the Nano

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Tom Petty

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iPod Nano details.

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Nano colors.

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1.5 billion games have been downloaded to the iPod touch. The new model will be thinner.

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Here are new features for the new iPod touch.

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Models are available next week but can be preordered starting immediately.

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FaceTime for the iPhone and iPod touch.

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iTunes facts.

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iTunes new logo.

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New social feature called Ping lets you follow the music trail left by your friends.

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Yo-Yo Ma on Ping. It's available today.

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Next up, Apple TV.

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with HDMI!

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The new Apple TV.

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Partners with Apple TV.

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And TV shows, of course.

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Steve Jobs demonstrates how to use Apple TV.

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When setting up an iPad to watch a movie, a button will come up and allow you to stream it from Apple TV and the stream will instantly switch to that device.

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The new price is $99.

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Apple TV box with its remote.

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Coldplay intro.

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Coldplay

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