Retail Supplies for iPods Dwindling Ahead of September Refresh?

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    AppleInsider claims that iPod retailers are starting to get signals of an impending iPod refresh.

    Target's iPod inventory has reportedly had a change in status from "Active" to "Discontinued" while UK retailer Argos is prepping to clear out their current iPod inventory in anticipation of the updates:
    Apple is widely expected to release new iPods in September. Rumors have pointed to a new iPod Touch and iPod nano redesign.

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  2. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2007
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2008
    Why? The one you have now will still be a good Touch. Besides, the new Touch will probably just have a redesign change—nothing new that will be noteworthy.
  4. macrumors regular


    Feb 1, 2007
  5. macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2007
  6. macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2004
    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese High Capacity Touch. 64GB minimum!!!! I want a touch, but it's got to be worth the money!
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2007
    redesign is noteworthly

    YUCK! I dont want a product that look like a 5 year old designed it....

    some 13 year old with no taste started that rumor. sad kids need to get out more...
  8. macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    I work at target and will check tomorrow to see if that is true. If it is then my iPod touch will be going up for sale!
  9. macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I would like to know if this is all iPods or just nanos and touchs?
  10. macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2007
    Keep dreaming. :rolleyes:
  11. macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2003
    Beta Colony, Alpha City
    Good, about D&£$!£$! Time too!

    I've been drooling for a Nano for ages.... but if they change the design I'm jumping to go for a current model I think it's perfect in size.

    Though I've heard that the Touch will not be different in design, only some moderate upgrades will take place. However the only note worthy thing to mention I think is the fact that NIKE will play a big part in this new update. I know a guy at Nike who says they've been told that the new iPods will be a major hit with runners. So I assume the Nike software will be a little more than just a plug and play thing. It seems that for once we might not need those things in our shoes! The Touch might be able to handle the steps on it's own if worn on your hips, and if this is any indication of any updated for the nano, I'm guessing it's going to be the same for them. Motion sensor in the nano to be more compatible with the Nike merger of the new software.

    I can't confirm this, so take it as it is... Though I don't have a reason NOT to believe him cause he didn't seem that hyped about new iPods, but he did mention that the software written for the new Nike app, suggests some minor new modifications to the iPods.

    Time will tell and I hope I'll like the new design. I love the current fatty iPods. :)
  12. macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2008
    I think that a 64gb touch is a feasible option for the redesign. even if it isn't a redesign and just a capacity bump.

    i also agree with the worth. i mean as a wifi-enabled internet tablet, the ipod touch is unmatched in its class (hear me, DIFFERENT class than the iphone!). but on the media player front, as many have previously mentioned, it is lacking. added capacity should keep it current.

    that and volume control if steve jobs blesses our inferior selves ;)
  13. macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    He Yah

    So i work at an un named stapes location and we received a letter from apple telling us that we have received our last iPod supplies for this generation. our store got one of each of the iPods and our store is medium volume.

    So listen up folks I would start using the word IMMANENT and IPOD INTRO.
  14. macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2008
    by "stapes" do you mean staples? or some other store i am not familiar with. if it is staples, i checked online and apparently the only ipod you sell is the ipod nano, so how could you receive one ipod of each model? btw the ONLY source i have is the internet so i might be completely wrong.

    also its imminent ;)
  15. macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2004
    Door County, WI, USA
  16. macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    I ordered the iPt on sept 5 2007(the beat goes on keynote day) and now have had both iPhones. I think the will make the wifi areial nicer and drop the 8gb. 64gb unlikely this year. I think volume buttons would be nice. No camera/gps/3G/speakers.

  17. macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2008
    New MacBook Pro (or maybe MBP refurbished, depending on added value of redesign) and a nice touchy touchy given that higher capacities will sell at lower prices.

    Current iPod Touch Promotion = savings in product refresh advances. :p

    OH GREAT! That'll be really useful when you leave your Wi-Fi equipped house. GPS requires extensive mapping software that'd take up some considerable room on the Touch. Not happening.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    Costco also has extremely low quantities. I've been advising members to wait until late September to purchase an iPod. The last time our quantities were this low was right before the last refresh...
  19. macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2008
    First iPhone comes in black and white.
    Now iPod touch comes in black and white.

    Simple. Brings it in line with the rest of the iPod line and also the iPhone.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2006
    They were totally out of every iPod except the shuffle at both a local Target and Walmart. Thought it was kinda odd.
  21. macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2008
    London, UK
    I can see a gps equipped iPod Touch, in order to use location based apps and service as well as other gps apps...quite feasable.
  22. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    Man they might even include a VoIP application too! :rolleyes:
  23. macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Um, I don't think so - the GPS on the iPhone is heavily dependent on there being intertubes where you are (aka, 3g/EDGE). Wifi is prevalent, but not the point that I think the GPS on the iPt would be so valuable...

    Unless, they are going to put a radio in the iPt to use it for streaming music only. Maybe something with AT&T for like $10-15 a month and you can get some internets. Would go well with the patent from a few weeks ago about streaming media to mobile devices. Could be a cool idea for those that don't want/can't get an iPhone but want a little more out of their iPt.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008

    Staples business depot. Your back to school location.
    Yah our online store sucks but we carry all the iPod models.

    My personal bet for the next gen is that apple will introduce larger cap touch models and replace the Nano with a smaller screened touch. Most likely the same capacity as the touches we have out now. Then as for the classics future im not sure:(

    What you are going to want to look for in the new touches is one major new future at minimum. I would most likely bet side controls like the silver ones on iPhone 3gs. Or maybe GPS if we are lucky. Or how about bluetooth for Skype or other chat services. OH where apple could go with this
  25. macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    Which iPods stock is low?

    Just curious, are the low inventory numbers hitting specific iPod models, or all of them?

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