Web chatter has it that Apple might be releasing iTunes 9 as early as next month, but that's only half of what's been spinning in the rumor mill. Citing a "pretty reliable source," the Boy Genius Report feels fairly confident Blu-ray support will be added to the upcoming release. The rumor coincides with another one from Apple Inside r claiming that the new iMacs will also integrate Blu-ray support. Apparently the time is right for Apple to make the jump.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt," Steve Jobs said last October. "It's great to watch the movies, but the licensing of the tech is so complex, we're waiting till things settle down and Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace."
Getting back to the iTunes software, version 9 is also said to allow iPhone and iTouch owners to arrange icons and applications from within iTunes, rather than having to do it on the device itself. iTunes 9 is also rumored to offer some kind of integration with Twitter, Facebook, and Last.FM, The Apple Blog reports .