Apple just announced their new Back to School Mac promo about a week ago and instead of being able to get a new iPod when you buy a Mac they're now giving out $100 iTunes/Mac App Store gift cards. Usually when they run this promotion it's to clear inventory on the old iPods to make room for the new ones. Since they aren't giving away iPods with Macs, does that mean that something weird is going to happen with iPods in September? I doubt no new iPods at all, but who knows. It may just be that demand for iPods has slowed with smartphones rising, so Apple simply didn't manufacture as many and more accurately predicted how many they would sell.