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iPod may be in short supply for Christmas

“‘We’ve taken our best guess, and we’re building a lot, but the demand may be even larger,’ said [Steve] Jobs, perched on a stool in trademark jeans and black mock-turtleneck shirt. ‘So if you want to be sure to get an iPod this holiday season, I’d get one soon.’

Jobs is planning for his best Christmas ever. With the possible exception of cave-dwelling arthropods, most everyone is getting into the music download game.”

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In other news, Bill Gates announced that there will be a run on Windows MCE, and to make sure you get it soon before it runs out.

McDonalds announced they’re going to stop selling their beanie babies toys again, right after this month, which will stock them in limited supplies.

Michael Jordan also announced his retirement, again, so catch him playing BBall soon…

What better way to boost your own 3rd quarter sales than to announce a shortage.

Posted by ajservo on October 21, 2004 at 7:21 AM (CDT)


Well, when Apple announces a shortage (iPod mini, G4 iMac, G5) THERE IS A SHORTAGE.  They haven’t lied yet.

Posted by Gordy. on October 21, 2004 at 7:26 AM (CDT)


Yeah, BUY NOW or you will be sorry… It does sound like he is just druming up some scare tatics to sell more, but we will see about that when the time comes… I do think ipods again will be a hot item…

Posted by Zardoz on October 21, 2004 at 8:20 AM (CDT)


hes pulling a george bush and using scare tactics. kinda like how iraq had weapons of mass destruction. havent seen any yet.

Posted by figured on October 21, 2004 at 8:30 AM (CDT)


Wait. I thought we went in to liberate the Iraqis. And my neighbor thought it was because Saddam was supposedly abusing the Food for Oil program. I’m so confused.

Jobs is going to release a new iPod and wants the current ones off the shelves.

Posted by Agent Orange on October 21, 2004 at 8:47 AM (CDT)


some of you forget that apple wants your money and as any corporation isn’t against stretching the truth to make that extra buck.

Posted by regalbegal on October 21, 2004 at 10:16 AM (CDT)


“some of you forget that apple wants your money and as any corporation isn’t against stretching the truth to make that extra buck.”

Like the US government or though they don’t so much stretch the truth as they do lie, Agent Orange perhaps there’s another reason for the war in Iraq to confuse you…

If they hadn’t announced a shortage and there was one, people would be bitching about why it wasn’t anounced, so can Apple win in this situation? (besides making more iPods??)

Posted by bob on October 21, 2004 at 10:57 AM (CDT)


he’ pulling a john kerry using scare tactics.  kinda like how bush is “supposibly” going to reinstate the draft, supressing the BLACK vote, privatizing SOCIAL SECURITY

Posted by figures on October 21, 2004 at 11:49 AM (CDT)



If you’re expecting shortages this far behind christmas they someone’s not doing their JOBS.

omg, i made a funny.

Posted by dave on October 21, 2004 at 12:24 PM (CDT)


You people are kinda dumb!  This would still sell the same number of units cause people who weren’t going to buy still aren’t going to buy, and the people who were going to buy will still buy, possibly sooner though.

Posted by John on October 21, 2004 at 2:15 PM (CDT)


Thanks for that conversation,  I was going to buy my husband a ipod for Christmas, now I think I will just have a virgin birth instead, maybe in Iraq

Posted by Clancy on October 22, 2004 at 12:40 PM (CDT)


Why does Apple always run short of popular items, thus diminishing their marginal profit?

Posted by constraints on October 22, 2004 at 2:39 PM (CDT)


“some of you forget that apple wants your money and as any corporation isn’t against stretching the truth to make that extra buck.”

Their reason for saying they are in short supply is not because they want people to rush buy, it is because they definitely will be in short supply at Christmas.
I am a manager of a large Apple reseller, and anyone in ‘the channel’ will tell you that Apple are ALREADY in short supply. They are in short supply of everything at the moment. I’m starting to get sick of telling customers they will have to wait a few weeks, or maybe even a few months, to get their products :(

Posted by Mimi on October 23, 2004 at 2:17 AM (CDT)


How about it being a case of Apple ‘forgetting’ to add “In you face Microsoft, not only do we own 70% of the digital music market, we just cant shift iPods fast enough”?

Posted by Andy B on October 24, 2004 at 8:55 AM (CDT)

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