iPod Shuffle Out of Stock

Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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They're all out.

Did Apple underestimate the number of shuffles in anticipation of clearing out stock for new shuffles to arrive at MWSF 06? I'd say. Smaller, lighter shuffles to debut in new colors, including black.

Stocks of shuffles and iPod nanos are all constrained. Maybe Apple should not have discontinued the minis so prematurely as some units are fetching $350 or more on eBay.
 

hyperpasta

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Aug 1, 2005
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Wow

This reminds me of the iMac G4 fiasco. Apple expects the nano to lower shuffle sales, but it doesn't.

I think this proves that a new shuffle comes at MWSF.
 

Seasought

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Nov 3, 2005
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hyperpasta said:
This reminds me of the iMac G4 fiasco. Apple expects the nano to lower shuffle sales, but it doesn't.

I think this proves that a new shuffle comes at MWSF.

Yeah, maybe. They figure people will want to get their hands on the new stuff (either a new shuffle or something else).
 

d_and_n5000

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Oct 6, 2005
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Say it with me now-New Shuffles next Tuesday! Black & White, more capacity, etc. Which also means-more capacity for Nanos!!!! Who's with me?
 

ZorPrime

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Lacero said:
Stocks of shuffles and iPod nanos are all constrained. Maybe Apple should not have discontinued the minis so prematurely as some units are fetching $350 or more on eBay.

Really good point. It would have been nice to see the iPod mini phased out instead of dropped, especially since the mini had a higher storage capacity. It's still nice to see robust sales for Apple's products. :)
 

dcv

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May 24, 2005
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...and I was supposed to be getting one for Christmas


oh well, perhaps I'll get a better one in the New Year then...
 

iGary

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ZorPrime said:
Really good point. It would have been nice to see the iPod mini phased out instead of dropped, especially since the mini had a higher storage capacity. It's still nice to see robust sales for Apple's products. :)

I'd buy a silver mini over a nano any day.
 

ZorPrime

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d_and_n5000 said:
Say it with me now-New Shuffles next Tuesday! Black & White, more capacity, etc. Which also means-more capacity for Nanos!!!! Who's with me?

Count me in! :D Higher capacity Nanos would be really nice, especially since the mini had more space. I'd get a Nano right now, if it had 6 or 8 gigs of space. As soon as it does, I'm there. :cool:
 

ZorPrime

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iGary said:
I'd buy a silver mini over a nano any day.

That's so funny... you read my mind. :) I was thinking about the good memories of the silver mini. It would be cool if Apple brought back the brushed silver look. :D
 

steve_hill4

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We have had few 1GB models in the last month or so, but a smattering of 512MB shuffles. Almost all our nanos have been 2GB, with a few 4GB sneaking through. Considering we are one of anything up to 6 major stores in Nottingham City centre that sell iPods, our sales have been very high, (due to high stock figures at times). Lots are going for the 5G iPod at the moment, thinking they have no chance on the nano.

I expect the shuffle to become a choice of black and white and hope it to have a small OLED display. I know this wouldn't exactly be Apple's favourite plan, but that small and cheap display would be the difference between someone ruling out the shuffle, (and settling for a rival company's), and deciding to have one. I know dozens would take the iPod with little persuading, if it had that display. Sales are what really counts at the end of the day.
 

maya

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Oct 7, 2004
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ZorPrime said:
Count me in! :D Higher capacity Nanos would be really nice, especially since the mini had more space. I'd get a Nano right now, if it had 6 or 8 gigs of space. As soon as it does, I'm there. :cool:


Why can't they make the 2G Nano in as ionized aluminum, like the mini. It would look like a remote. ;) :)

Nano 8GB with an ionized aluminum case. :D
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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i'm glad i got a free 6gb mini before they were discontinued.

now ill just have to get a new battery for it before my warranty expires.
 

jhartung

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Feb 13, 2004
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A bunch were defective

Mine broke after 6 months, as did many others'. I bet it's some sort of unoffical recall.
 

mac-er

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4 GB Nano has a lead time of 2 weeks. Hope you didn't want to get one of those for the Holidays
 

Yvan256

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steve_hill4 said:
Shouldn't that be in the Marketplace? ;)

I know some that would buy a 4GB nano for that price at the moment though, very hard to get hold of.

Our local Future Shop has plenty of 4GB iPod nanos (at least they had, 4 days ago). Maybe I can help your friend?

P.S.: email me directly if your friend is interested, and be sure to have a PayPal account to transfer the money. I'm only asking for the price of the nano + taxes + shipping. I'll take care of packaging (plenty of bubble wrap left from my other eBay purchases).
 

TDM21

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Jul 7, 2004
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The new 1GB retail shuffles might be sold out, but you can buy one on the Refurb page for only $100. I saw that price and instantly told a friend who wanted a shuffle so bad for the past 3 months.
 

paddy

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Jun 25, 2005
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advised my brother agiainst his wiil to hold out for the new iPod shuffles in January. Hope they come out, come on Apple dont let me down!:confused:
 
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