As had been widely rumoured on the net, and discussed before GOO woke up and smelled the coffee, Apple announced it's Picture iPod yesterday - along with a special edition 'U2' iPod. The photo pod also has a new style dock that has an s-video out on it, so slideshows can be presented on a big screens. At the same time, they announced a basketfull of new iTunes music stores. So, if you're in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, or Spain, you too can join the iTunes party. Songs will be sold at the same 0.99 euro rate as the French and German iTMS. Those in the know are puzzled though over why Ireland wasn't among the new inclusions, or Austrialia and Japan (two areas that where hottly tipped to be in this raft of stores). Anyhoo, I guess you'll want to see what the little blighters look like. Gizmodo has some good pics here, here, here and here Oh, and of course you could dip your shoes in some loafer lightner and mince on over to the Apple website for more info as well... You could then join the rest of the bit Mac User Group for cocktails in the Blue Oyster Bar afterwards.