This isn’t exactly a hack for the iPod Touch or anything, but with 2.0 looming over the horizon I think a lot of you will find this pretty cool.

Yesterday, Apple released a pre-release version of iTunes 7.7 to developers. Inside the Read Me of the iTunes installer there was this:

Use iTunes 7.7 to sync music, video, and more with iPhone 3G, and download applications from the iTunes Store exclusively designed for iPhone and iPod touch with software version 2.0 or later. Also use the new Remote application for iPhone or iPod touch to control iTunes playback from anywhere in your home — a free download from the App Store.

Apple reveals that they will be offering a free app on the App Store that allows you to remotely control iTunes in your home from your iPhone or iPod Touch. The application will presumably work under Wi-Fi to control playback of iTunes.

This is indeed a nice little surprise from Apple! With the release of iTunes 7.7 and firmware 2.0 your iPod Touch will also be a remote control for iTunes!

Head on over to the forums for more information!