As you can see by our late follow up on the 2009 iPod Event, we saw it pretty much as a non-event. The new iTunes set-up is OK (though no access to Beetles! and no Sir Paul at the event!!). But nothing outa the box, to be honest.
About the only cool feature for the non-touch iPod is that latest new iPod nano has a new built-in video camera,
a larger screen and a pretty cool polished metal finish in a wide range of bright colors.
The announcements for the iPod touch were a bit more interesting, as there was an iPhone 3.1 software update that can be purchased for the iPod Touch (current price for it is now down to $4.95). The main benefits of the new software seem to be: new genius technology that automatically recommends apps based on apps we already own and 30K ringtones to select from (though at $1.29 each, not as good as it sounds).
The new Nano is pretty, though!