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John Lennon iPod touch box covers five touch versions

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, February 15, 2008
News Categories: iPod

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For the third time since the introduction of the iPod touch in September, 2007, Apple has updated the device’s packaging, this time in an especially noteworthy way. Following the release of early iPod touch boxes bearing the image of Corinne Bailey Rae, and subsequent models with Macy Gray, current iPod touch boxes feature the image of former Beatles member John Lennon as part of artwork from Lennon Legend, a collection of his past work. The song “Imagine” is playing on the iPod touch featured on the package.

As shown in the photos here, Lennon’s image now graces a surprising number of iPod touch packages, including the “old” $279 8GB model without the January Update Mail, Maps, Stocks, Notes, and Weather applications, and the “current” $299 8GB model with these applications. Similarly, the “old” 16GB model is available for $380 without the applications, while the current 16GB iPod touch sells for $399 with the applications included. Apple also packages the newly released $499 32GB iPod touch in the Lennon box. The company has previously suggested that it would temporarily discount and phase out iPod touches without the updated applications; it was not known whether these models would receive box updates to distinguish them from later models.

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[Editor’s Note: This story was updated based on reader comments - thanks Jeff + rTwelve!]

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1

I bought mine in December and it has Lennon on the box cover…

Posted by Jeff on February 15, 2008 at 9:03 AM (PDT)

2

The box has been out since roughly 1.1.2 has been out. I was in fact disappointed that they didn’t change it for 1.1.3.

Posted by rTwelve on February 15, 2008 at 9:46 AM (PDT)

3

Why promote “Lennon Legend” when the 2-disc “Working Class Hero” is the definitive Lennon collection?

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on February 15, 2008 at 11:32 AM (PDT)

4

I’m unclear about what the news is here. Is it that the John Lennon packaging is still around? It’s been on the box for at least 2 1/2 months (that’s how long ago I bought my Touch with the Lennon packaging). That would be REALLY old news. Is the news that all of the boxes for the various Touch versions look alike? If so, that would epidomize a slow news days.

So what’s the story here?

Posted by Jason on February 15, 2008 at 11:43 AM (PDT)

5

I got my 16GB touch last week (ordered two days before the 32GB came out XD), and it’s got the Lennon box too.

Posted by Bryan on February 15, 2008 at 2:12 PM (PDT)

6

maybe the news is that U2 were on the iPod box… futher flaming rumours that there may be a special edition Beatles iPod in the works…then again it could just be an inconsequential decision: john lennon or rod stewart…eh?

Posted by dulche on February 15, 2008 at 3:26 PM (PDT)

7

hi, iam going to buy a new ipod and i woud like to buy the john lennons ipod touch 8gb, and my question ist that if this ipodtouch have something special of john lennon..
please answer

Posted by benny balaban on May 27, 2008 at 9:02 PM (PDT)

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FYI I’ve just been offered a John Lennon Ipod Touch at a shop in Shanghai for 1800rmb ($263) and am tempted. I’m pretty sure it’s genuine. It’s a reputable shop and the seller told me right away that it was an old model. Thought I’d do a bit of research first and came across this site. Anyone think I should get the new model instead? ... it’s 2000rmb ($292) but no John Lennon.

Posted by Hugh MacDiarmid on June 4, 2009 at 3:38 AM (PDT)

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