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As expected, Apple today came through with a few major device updates it will be shipping this fall. It revised its entire iPod line, and gave the iPod Touch many features previously only available on the latest iPhone, such as FaceTime video chat and the highly detailed Retina display. The company also added a social dimension to iTunes called Ping (available today) that will help the music software’s 160 million users share songs and artists.
These announcements touch on many of our GigaOM channels, so we had much of the team contributing. Here’s our full coverage:
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