Oh, that Kevin Rose . Seems he was right about that whole September 9 Apple event thing, so now we’re a little more confident about his other predictions. Remember, iTunes 8 is supposed to be a true-to-life point release, and not nearly a bug fix or anything. Juciy rumors circulating the likes of Twitter and Tumblr (follow me if you want to be extra bored throughout the day!) suggest a Pandora-like playlist suggestion system that’s based on things like star ratings (which I never use, but whatever) and number of times played.
Less interesting but still worth mentioning, Rose called iTunes 8’s new visualizations “really trippy” and that there’s one with “planet like objects wrapping around each other w/stars/light streams.”
Tuesday, folks. Get ready to be totally not shocked because everything would have leaked by then.
Update: Mr. Rose just updated his blog with the following comments on iTunes 8.
What’s new in iTunes 8
iTunes 8 includes Genius, which makes playlists from songs in your library that go great together. Genius also includes Genius sidebar, which recommends music from the iTunes Store that you don’t already have.
With iTunes 8, browse your artists and albums visually with the new Grid view; download your favorite TV shows in HD quality from the iTunes Store; sync your media with iPod nano (4th generation), iPod classic (2nd generation), and iPod touch (2nd generation); and enjoy a stunning new music visualizer.