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Apple posts iPod touch guided tour, kills iPod Hi-Fi?

Apple has posted a guided tour of the new iPod touch. Like the iPhone guided tours, the iPod touch guided tour walks users through the various features of the new iPod. Features covered in the tour include the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, Music, Video, Photos, Safari, and YouTube. The guided tour is available for viewing on Apple’s website; it can also be downloaded in both iPod-friendly and “Large” sizes.

In addition, it appears that Apple today has in effect discontinued its iPod Hi-Fi speaker system. Although it can still be found on Apple’s iPod accessory page, the link on that page leads to an error page, that says “The item you have selected is currently not available from the Apple Store.” Also, we were unable to find the system anywhere on the company’s online store. Apple has not yet officially announced the discontinuation of the system.

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Comments

1

Is it just me, or do the guided tour guys just look so…Apple-ish?

Posted by Clare on September 5, 2007 at 5:58 PM (CDT)

2

Um, hello?

http://www.apple.com/ipodhifi/

Posted by Carl Jonard on September 5, 2007 at 6:06 PM (CDT)

3

Carl,
Click on the “Buy Now” link and you will see the ““The item you have selected is currently not available from the Apple Store” message….

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on September 5, 2007 at 6:12 PM (CDT)

4

I was hoping to see a Hi-Fi 2.0 with integrated AirPort Express.  The Hi-Fi could be used to stream your audio library and could also be controlled with the iPod Touch.

Posted by Galley on September 5, 2007 at 6:19 PM (CDT)

5

Revisions for compatibility with new ipods, maybe. I think “works with iPhone” & “works with touch” certification. Although they might release a new/updated version in october. Remember, Leopard is a perfect opp for new plus-sized hardware. Then again, maybe it’ll be replaced with a dock that has OSD.

Posted by anti-luddite on September 5, 2007 at 9:36 PM (CDT)

6

hmmmmm,,,I was hoping one of today’s announcements was going to be an updated Hi-fi.

I don’t see how they could kill the product line when it is THE speaker system MADE for the iPod.

:hmm:

Posted by Peterphan on September 5, 2007 at 10:30 PM (CDT)

7

Yeah, love the hi fi,I would be sad to see it go.

Posted by andrew on September 6, 2007 at 12:34 AM (CDT)

8

From MacWorld UK
“Apple has imposed its retail death sentence on the iPod HiFi, with the product at ‘end of life’ status.

The news is likely to be buried by the avalanche of iPod and iTunes-related news emanating this evening straight out of Apple HQ.

Speaking under conditions of strict anonymity, UK resellers confirmed the news during a huddled virtual meeting with Macworld UK tonight.

It’s not clear whether the company intends releasing a revised version of the system, but the iPod HiFi is no longer available for purchase from the company’s UK online Apple store. “

MacWorld

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on September 6, 2007 at 11:29 AM (CDT)

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