Date: Monday, August 31st, 2009, 04:15
With Apple’s anticipated media event approaching in nine days, it’s not surprising that Apple’s supply of current model iPods happens to be dwindling with likely product upgrades on the horizon.
According to Ars Technica, a number of Apple Authorized Resellers have stated 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.”
Per the September 9th event, Apple is expected to announce new versions of the iPod nano and iPod touch, both equipped with cameras. Though those models have likely been confirmed with numerous photos of third party cases, less clear is a more recent rumor on the iPod classic also receiving a possible camera upgrade.
Weeks of rumors have also suggested Apple could announce iTunes 9, which could have support for Blu-ray and social media.