The latest spy shot of what is rumoured to be the new iPod nano has turned up on the web days ahead of the expected launch on 9 September.

The photo, which gadget sites are claiming is the most genuine yet, matches the description of the nano described by Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg, some weeks ago.

According to AppleInsider; "The report claims that the new nano is wrapped entirely in aluminum, but that it will come in 'more vibrant' colors than the light-tinted models on sale today - one of which is the coppery orange that was used for the second-generation iPod shuffle".

The image originally turned up on MacNN however it hasn't disclosed the sender of the picture.

Apple is expected to launch the new iPod nano at the "Let's Rock" event.

Pocket-lint will be covering all the announcements live on Tuesday.

We will keep you posted.