September 9 iPod event gets some corroboration from AppleInsider, still no word from Apple

There wasn't much reason to doubt that September 9 date we'd been hearing for Apple's annual fall iPod event, but now AppleInsider is saying it can independently confirm the date. Sure, it's just a rumor backing up another rumor, but it's more than Apple has to say on the topic so far. Meanwhile, AppleInsider also is backing up word that there won't be a tablet at the event, that an iTunes "social networking" feature of some sort is in the cards, and that the iPods are getting cameras. Not a lot of controversy to be found here, but perhaps a modicum of assurance for folks desperately trying to pin down their iPod events schedule for the next couple of weeks.