After making tech world headlines with predictions of longer, thinner new nanos, Digg founder Kevin Rose is also suggesting what might be new for iTunes 8.

Thought to be announced at next week's "Let's Rock" Apple special event on 9 September, Rose says the info on the latest version of Apple's media library software is from a "new source".

"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", Rose states in his blog.

"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."

Pocket-lint will be attending the event on the 9th, so will bring you more on this, as well as new hardware released, straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak.