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  • The Great iPod Shortage of 2009?

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    Here's something you don't hear every day.

    Our friends at Apple Insider are reporting that the iPod line inventory is low as Apple's big September event approaches.

    Speaking with Apple Authorized Resellers, Ars Technica has found that the current stock of iPod models is no longer being
    shipped, and all of the current SKUs are being discontinued. The news is expected, as Apple refreshes its iPod lineup every
    September.

    "According to insiders speaking to Ars, stock of current iPod models is running dry and new ones aren't coming in anytime soon," the report states. "This all but confirms that an iPod refresh is on the way, but we already knew that."
    If your reaction to this news is anything like mine, you're wondering when the alleged "new iPod" lineup will hit stores given that the current inventory is apparently already drying up. Since I don't recall similar inventory depletion leading up to previous September Apple media events, I can't help but see this "leak" as an indication that new models and updates could be ready for purchase or pre-order immediately following the 09/09/09 event. That would be great... otherwise, we may see iPod rationing.

    Rumored for the September roll out are: an iPod Touch updated with camera and various storage size options; iPod Touch Nano with camera but available in color varieties; the end of the road for the Classic; and an iPod Touch Pad built to compete against the Kindle.

    Apple Insider hints at other possible announcements, too.

    Historically, when it comes to announcements from Apple, there's much we can predict and also much that we can't. And just as September is a big month for announcements from Apple, August is the month when Apple is most enigmatic and silent. Since Apple hasnít disappointed our low expectations for August, there's a good chance they won't disappoint our high expectations for September.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The Great iPod Shortage of 2009? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Periodic's Avatar
      Periodic -
      I was going to get a new 16gb a week ago after mine died in the ocean, but they are nowhere to be found i guess that is a good thing though because they will probably be $100 cheaper in a week
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      iPod Touch is shite tbh and I hope they eliminate it but Apple won't, I still love my iPod Video 5.5th Gen.
      lol why do you guys care if they eliminate it, they obviously won't because it's their most successful ipod. Aside from the fact that we know they are releasing another generation.
      Quote Originally Posted by algojobathosai View Post
      An ipod touch with camera and microphone???
      Isnt it iphone already if ipod touch have all those things???
      what differentiate ipod touch and iphone then????
      I think it's smart of them to limit the differences as small as they can it won't take away from iphone sells because those people are obviously one that need a phone, not just ones that need a ipod touch with a camera.
    1. KoNeko's Avatar
      KoNeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Maestro View Post
      Does this mean no free iPod when I buy a MacBook they said I had till sept 8
      Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure Apple plans these two things right next to each other so they can get rid of old iPods :P
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ true

      I wonder if there will be anything that will get iPhone users excited
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by rwin84 View Post
      I want a new touch. The 2G is cool but I need more especially since it stays mounted in my car. LOL
      I don't follow. What does it being mounted in your car have to do with anything?
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Maestro View Post
      Does this mean no free iPod when I buy a MacBook they said I had till sept 8
      Why else did you think they were just giving them away =D