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Apple's 9/9/9 event: Video and photo highlights

Steve Jobs, the next generation iPod Nano, iTunes 9, NFL Madden 10 for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and more are highlighted in this Apple event roundup.

The Apple music product launch event on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, left many folks rather underwhelmed. One of the biggest stories of the event was the return of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who had a liver transplant about five months ago.

In this CNET news video clip from the event, Jobs (who gets a standing ovation from the audience) thanks the Apple community and urges everyone to become an organ donor.

The other most-talked about story of the event was that the next generation iPod Nano is getting a video camera. New features include video, video recording, an FM radio, and a pedometer. In the following CNET video clip, Jobs introduces the new device.

In this video, Jeff Robbin, Apple iTunes designer, demonstrates the new iTunes 9 store and the home-sharing video, which allows up to five authorized computers in one home to share music, TV shows, and apps.

And here's a look at iTunes 9's new LP feature. Purchased albums come with many extras, including album art, song lyrics, photos, and video.

There was some good news for gamers: Madden NFL 10 will be available in the Apple App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch. In this video, Travis Boatman of Electronic Arts shows off the game.

Another much talked about item for the event was actually something that wasn't announced: Apple didn't include a video camera in the third-generation iPod Touch. ZDNet blogger Jason O'Grady reports that Steve Jobs has responded to the snub, who says it was a cost-saving measure.

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Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.

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