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pavenger
Sep 9, 2009, 02:42 AM
Maybe im just way out of the loop, but i just checked the apple's online store and 16gb nanos are only 149 right now... a good sign if you ask me

edit:well actually it looks like they did so to all ipods...



alphaod
Sep 9, 2009, 02:49 AM
I believe those have been the prices since they were released.

Of course I could be wrong which in case that's a good thing.

TuffLuffJimmy
Sep 9, 2009, 02:51 AM
No price change.

pavenger
Sep 9, 2009, 02:53 AM
No price change.

Yes i came to figure that out as well. my I was seeing the regular prices but when i clicked on the "add to cart" button i was sent to my account in the EDU store with the lower prices... please excuse my mistake.

M.a.r.k.
Sep 9, 2009, 02:53 AM
the was a price change, 8GB is $129 and 16GB at $149

previous price was:
8GB: $149
16GB: $199

pavenger
Sep 9, 2009, 02:56 AM
the was a price change, 8GB is $129 and 16GB at $149

previous price was:
8GB: $149
16GB: $199

maybe im wrong about being wrong. glad to see that someone else sees what im seeing.:)

TuffLuffJimmy
Sep 9, 2009, 02:57 AM
the was a price change, 8GB is $129 and 16GB at $149

previous price was:
8GB: $149
16GB: $199

oh you're right. The main page of the store hasn't been updated to reflect this. It still says From $149, but now it's actually from $129.

pavenger
Sep 9, 2009, 03:01 AM
279 for a 32bg touch is a pretty bangin' deal if you ask me. I would say that at this point it is safe to assume that the new 32bg could be priced at 299? just a thought. Did they do price cuts like this last year? maybe they have a huge over stock of ipods that they weren't able to clear out...

Ivan P
Sep 9, 2009, 03:01 AM
Yep, showing the new prices for me on the US Store. The home page still says "from $149", but on the actual iPod nano page it says 8GB is $129, 16GB is $149.

Hmm, maybe they're not actually discontinuing these models and are just changing the prices, while introducing a high-end 32GB model with a camera at the old 16GB price point? There'd be no reason to change these prices otherwise, generally they don't change until the entire store is updated, with the old models going to the 'clearance' section...

pavenger
Sep 9, 2009, 03:04 AM
Yep, showing the new prices for me on the US Store. The home page still says "from $149", but on the actual iPod nano page it says 8GB is $129, 16GB is $149.

Hmm, maybe they're not actually discontinuing these models and are just changing the prices, while introducing a high-end 32GB model with a camera at the old 16GB price point? There'd be no reason to change these prices otherwise, generally they don't change until the entire store is updated, with the old models going to the 'clearance' section...

That very well could be. but to me it seems that apple likes to keep their iPods fairly consistent. having a "high-end" touch that can do much more than the others just seems like something they wouldn't do... Unless they rebranded the high-end model to the alleged iPod Touch P (P for Power of course;)) while keeping the lower end... It could be anything though really....

nomad01
Sep 9, 2009, 03:50 AM
Nice to see the classic dropping a little too. Here's hoping the UK sees a bit of a price drop too.

SwiftLives
Sep 9, 2009, 06:44 AM
For what it's worth, everyone is seeing the education pricing carried over to the main store. Dunno if this reflects a permanent change or is an error on Apple's website.

Personally, I'm guessing error. Those price points are not traditional ones for Apple. I think we'll see the touch at $199/$299/$399.

NJMetsHero
Sep 9, 2009, 06:55 AM
It is possible that since the iPods are becoming less of a big seller, they're trying to sell more of them by lowering the prices. They could also be trying to undercut the Zune by making the Touch cheaper.

I'll be interested to see whether or not these prices were either:

A) Just a way to temporarily try and clear out stock.

B) If those prices have anything to do with the prices of the next gen models.

C) A mistake.

I guess we'll find out in about 5 hours.

SwiftLives
Sep 9, 2009, 07:03 AM
They could also be trying to undercut the Zune by making the Touch cheaper.

They've done this before - Apple cut the iPod price by $50 about a week before the original Zune made its debut. Apparently, it caught Microsoft completely off guard.

Still - the price points traditionally end in $x49 or $x99. That's why I think these are an error. I could be wrong, though.

Chaszmyr
Sep 9, 2009, 07:06 AM
Slashing the prices before the event like this would seem to indicate that if they introduce new iPod models (like, ones with cameras and bigger capacity) they will be added on top of the current offerings instead of replacing the current offerings.

edk99
Sep 9, 2009, 09:10 AM
Don't forget we are probably going to see a 64gb iPod Touch today for probably $399. I'm sure the new ones with the camera will be 16gb - $199, 32gb -$299 and 64gb at $399

TuffLuffJimmy
Sep 9, 2009, 12:00 PM
For what it's worth, everyone is seeing the education pricing carried over to the main store. Dunno if this reflects a permanent change or is an error on Apple's website.

Personally, I'm guessing error. Those price points are not traditional ones for Apple. I think we'll see the touch at $199/$299/$399.

That is way wrong. The education price for iPods has never been different from the regular store.