As expected, today Apple released iTunes 4.9. It has built in support for Podcasting. The iTunes music store also has a new section listing 3,000 Podcasts available for free download.
Apple has also apparently dropped the non-color version of the iPod from its lineup, and renamed the iPod Photo to simply iPod. The new color iPod is available in 20GB and 60GB models. Apple has also reduced the price of the 1GB shuffle to $129.
Apple is planning a special event for Thursday, July 7th, for members of the press. The topic is undisclosed, but the last time Apple did this they announced the iPod Photo. This time, it is speculated that Apple is going to announce the long awaited Motorola iTunes-ready phone. Who knows, maybe it will even be a true Apple-branded phone… the iPhone?