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Apple warns of near-term iPod shortages

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2008
News Categories: iPod

Apple has issued an advisement bulletin to select resellers suggesting that the company is beginning to ramp down production of current-generation iPod models, according to AppleInsider. In the advisement, Apple “strongly suggested” that resellers either bring in or place immediate orders for approximately four weeks worth of their top selling iPod models, noting that supplies of the devices would start to become extremely limited within the next week. Apple traditionally holds an iPod-focused special event in the September-October timeframe to announce new iPod models; this report is consistent with the belief that the company is planning to hold a similar event again this year.

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1

Cant wait to see what comes about this year. Can you imagine even more storage than 160gb. That would be Fantastic !

Posted by Stealth digger in Rindge NH. on July 30, 2008 at 12:09 PM (PDT)

2

I predict that Apple will drop the iPod Classic and focus all of their attention on the iPod touch/iPhone. Would be great if they bumped up the capacity on the iPod touch too!

Posted by ahMEmon on July 30, 2008 at 2:25 PM (PDT)

3

Apple isn’t necessarily predictable, but there is so little actual “iPod buzz” this year that it seems likely that the only real changes will be storage capacity increases for all models and maybe incremental improvements to battery life, brightness, build quality, etc.

I think a 64 GB iPod Touch is a virtual certainty. And I wouldn’t be surprised to see the 80 GB Classic jettisoned and the 160 GB Classic dropped to $250.

Posted by Flippy Hambone on July 30, 2008 at 3:39 PM (PDT)

4

I honestly thought Apple would’ve dropped HDD-based iPods last year, but they surprised everyone with a massive 160GB classic.  Now I feel everything might go to a touchscreen interface.  The click wheel nano might be killed off and replaced with a mini iPod touch.  It’s possible they might make an HDD-based touch, but I doubt it.  The classic might last one more year, but that’s it.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on July 31, 2008 at 5:34 PM (PDT)

5

I have been holding out for the new revised iPods. Still not decided over an iPod Touch or a Classic. I might have even more decisions to make soon - hopefully.

Would love a 64gb Touch (yes, I’m dreaming).

think I might go Classic if they tweak it and reduce price slightly as I have more music than would fit on a Classic, so a Touch would give me more headaches.

Decisions, Decisions.

Posted by Pastor Grimes on August 6, 2008 at 6:20 AM (PDT)

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