10GB iPod EOL'd?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    One word:


    So what the hell about the 5GB model, sure its been gone for a really long time but I didn't hear that it was EOL'd. :eek:
  3. rice_web macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2001
    Minot, North Dakota
    I've been looking to get an iPod for months now; since the 5GB model left, I've been withholding my purchase. If new iPods are on the way, here I come iPod.
  4. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    Seems very unlikely... Demand is high; supply is low. Maybe they're going to intro 20 and 40 GB ones at lower prices very soon.
  5. RLB macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2003
    Cnet has a list of resellers and their avaibility of 10 gb mac ipods. Only 1 supplier has them. Here is the link:


    Also, back in March, there was the deal for only the 10 gb mac ipod (you got a free charger). Put into context with the latest speculation of new itunes and the new music service in April, new ipods are on the way.
  6. 4409723 Suspended


    Jun 22, 2001
    Actually, the one site cnet.com says has them (Here) Displays Availability: OUT OF STOCK
  7. ebow macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2001
    Trapped in a world before later on
    "fin de vie"

    I think this is great news, if true. It would be official acknowledgement that the current models' runs are coming to an end. Just because the 10GB model is en fin de vie (sorry, I'm in a weird mood this morning) doesn't mean there will be no new 10GB model. It could just be different / improved, and hence a "new" product.
  8. 2COOL4SCHOOL macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2003
  9. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
  10. MorganX macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2003
    Someone should buy Apple.
  11. BillyShears macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2003
    Translation of original article/blurb:

    Of course, my French is a little rusty.

    EDIT: Fixed first sentance, thanks to mustang_dvs.
  12. bentmywookie macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2002
    Palo Alto
    New iPods must definitely be on the way then - the 10 gigs are out.

    Many educational stores at universities now offer the 10 gig for free with different powerbooks.
  13. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    FYI... Univ. of Michigan computer store has been "giving away" 10 GB
    iPods with the 12" and 17" PowerBooks for a few weeks now... The
    deal they have is that for about $50 more than the regular Apple price,
    you get the 3-year AppleCare and the 10 GB iPod. Sounds like Apple is
    trying to get rid of the old iPods for..? :D

    (Didn't see the post right before me... So this must be a national thing...)
  14. Snowy_River macrumors 68030


    Jul 17, 2002
    Corvallis, OR
    I've been waiting for the new iPods for some time. I really hope that they integrate some nice new features (like an FM tuner) into them...
  15. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    maybe this month will be the month, since all the rumors are saying that music service will be ready, maybe thats what apple has been wating for, if there even is a music service. at the rate im adding songs, 5gb ipod will go to my girlfriend or something and ill get something bigger.

  16. chewbaccapits macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2001
    Torrance, Californizzel
    I like the sound of "en fin de vie"...What about a spanish version?
  17. dp6ai macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2003
    end of Run

    I bought a new Ipod 10Gb from John Lewis recently. when i got it home i plugged it in and waited a reasonable time to charge it. As soon as i unplugged it it went completely dead. When i took it back to the shop they said there were lots of problems with the firmware and they had pulled them from there shelves and that apple were being dificult because they were about to release a new Ipod (?Titanium?) with in the next month has anyone else heard anything about this and if so when is it due for release.

    Thanks in advance.

  18. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    Re: end of Run

    thats odd, who is john lewis anyways?

  19. dp6ai macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2003
  20. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

    crap freakboy

    Jul 17, 2002
    nar in Gainsborough, me duck
    john lewis

    Thing is wth John Lewis though they are never knowingly undersold and their instore warranty is 2-3 years, on comps I think its 3.

    And no I'm not one of their shareholders.

  21. Monkeypoo macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2003
    90 - 30
    ho hum

    Well, After waiting too long to get an ipod, I began contemplating getting a digital camera instead. And now ipods may be coming out soon...again. I just don't know what to do so I guess I'll hold off on any purchase until the apple splash page comes up since I technically spent the gift money I got in february that would have help pay for the 20 gig ipod. It's almost cruel and unusual punishment f or these rumors to be posted but since it is page 2, I have only myself to blame if I take stock in it.:eek:
  22. Hozie macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2003
    Just FYI ''Ceci n'a rien d'une rumeur' DOES NOT MEAN 'this is no more than a rumor'. It means 'this is NOT a rumor', as in `we're sure of it'. Take it from a native French speaker...
  23. EponymousCow macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2003

    I think it is interesting that Apple has gone to great lengths to not EOL the 5GB model.

    Actually, dropping the 10GB model makes some sense. Apple can maybe make a cheaper 5GB model (like the $999 iBook, which is white plastic instead of clear plastic painted white on the inside).

    So, let's say this:

    $199 5GB - cheaper plastic
    $399 20GB - 18mm thick
    $499 40GB - 21mm thick

    The $199 model is to go for market share, the other two to drive profits.
  24. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Re: Interesting

    The fact that the 10gb model is EOL doesn't mean there won't be a 10gb model, does it? It appears that Apple is going to make significant revisions to the iPods, which is why they aren't just rolling out new ones to replace the old ones. It still makes sense to have a 5, 10, and 20, and maybe a 40, at different price levels. Entry level up to music hound. The iPod would be helped by having an even more affordable bottom-of-the-line.
  25. Cryocon macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2003
    iPods back in stock

    Here in London, UK, a lot of retailers have started to get iPods back in stock. I went to a shop yesterday and they had recieved a couple of hundred that morning. These were 10Gb and 20Gb, Mac and PC versions, and are still the same price as before.

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