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derryquinn

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According to two separate tipsters (with two sets of photos) Apple has released a third version of the new multi-hued iPod nano to the world -- a 4GB model. As there's been no announcement from the company, and there was certainly no mention of it at the 'Let's Rock' event, this is quite a head-scratcher. According to sources (and a Dutch retailer's site), the models are available in all nine colors and are priced at €119 (or about $168) -- though there seems to be some debate as to whether these lower capacity versions are limited editions or simply an incredible gaffe on Apple's part.

There is also an image of a pink one
nano4g_4gb.jpg


I think this is cool, but why would they bother? I mean 4gb is pretty small these days, and the price difference isn't that big. Maybe they're just getting rid of all the left over 4gb flash they had lying around :D
 

millypede

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Would love to see what that serial number says.

Oh found it

5U835LC837H

Online support page, Apple.com/support see the serial number but our internal checker doesnt recognise it all.

how bizzare
 
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Zwhaler

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Multi-hued? Sounds interesting. But why wouldn't Apple just announce it on the 9th event?
 
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sreehemanth

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what's kinda weird is price point. 4GB iPod nano 119 Euros = 169 USD --> and the new 8GB iPod nano is 149 !??!

i think its a misprint of the price, if so i would guess it should be 99 USD. that would be so cooool! :)

however, this may well be a some graphic designer photoshoping the image to 4GB :p

what say?
 
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pagansoul

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No, the Dutch site has 4GB for € 119,00 and 8GB for € 139,00. I believe the EURO has an exchange rate around .71 to USD which may be different with US bank problems today.
 
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Lesser Evets

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I felt Apple was going to lower Nanos to $99 for 4GB, but that didn't materialize. However it seems they might have had that concept in mind and rescinded the order.

I thought they would want iPTs starting at $199 to get more people into Apps. Too bad. My suspicion is that the price of materials is still too expensive to accommodate that price structuring.
 
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iParis

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There was another thread about someone seeing this on Amazon, the dutch one believe.
And as other posters have said, this is probably very rare.
 
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sreehemanth

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No, the Dutch site has 4GB for € 119,00 and 8GB for € 139,00. I believe the EURO has an exchange rate around .75 to USD which may be different with US bank problems today.

agreed the dutch website has these numbers.

just for food of thought, i think it would make sense if Apple releases them in US for lower prices as per my suggested numbers. this will fill the gap between the 69$ iPod shuffle (2GB) and the 149$ (8GB) nano
 
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bananas

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what's kinda weird is price point. 4GB iPod nano 119 Euros = 169 USD --> and the new 8GB iPod nano is 149 !??!

i think its a misprint of the price, if so i would guess it should be 99 USD. that would be so cooool! :)

however, this may well be a some graphic designer photoshoping the image to 4GB :p

what say?

How about $1419 for a low end MacBook?
That's what we pay for them in Europe (999 euros including VAT).

so 119 euros would actually be quite cheap for 4 GB nano
 
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windywalks

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No, the Dutch site has 4GB for € 119,00 and 8GB for € 139,00. I believe the EURO has an exchange rate around .71 to USD which may be different with US bank problems today.

This has very little to do with the US economy or anything else other than the fact that Apple equipment is inherently more expensive in Europe. No matter where you go. The 8GB Nano here in Poland is $224 and we are one the most expensive places to go shopping for Apple stuff.

Nevertheless I woulnd't mind having one of those babies just for the special feeling of having the iPod with the lowest occurence in the iPod world.

Cheers!
 
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amac4me

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Interesting. Now why wouldn't they want to sell 4GB models in the US?
 
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dwman

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Probably just getting rid of the last of the 4gb flash drives. I guess it does make for a nice collectors item in the process.
 
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Pixellated

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Would love to see what that serial number says.

Oh found it

5U835LC837H

Online support page, Apple.com/support see the serial number but our internal checker doesnt recognise it all.

how bizzare

What Internal checker? Are you a reseller?
 
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Fuchal

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I am still thinking they will be running 4gb nanos closer to the christmas shopping season. $99 nanos would sell like hotcakes. everyone loves hotcakes.
 
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Mal

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Would love to see what that serial number says.

Oh found it

5U835LC837H

Online support page, Apple.com/support see the serial number but our internal checker doesnt recognise it all.

how bizzare

Don't know what "internal checker" you're using, but apple.com/support shows it's in warranty until October 15, 2009 (more than a year away) so they weren't expecting these to be sold until October this year, or that's not the right serial number and the iPod it references has AppleCare.

jW
 
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MrCrowbar

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what's kinda weird is price point. 4GB iPod nano 119 Euros = 169 USD --> and the new 8GB iPod nano is 149 !??!

i think its a misprint of the price, if so i would guess it should be 99 USD. that would be so cooool! :)

however, this may well be a some graphic designer photoshoping the image to 4GB :p

what say?

On "cheap" items, to Apple it's $1 = 1 EUR. They only recently started to adapt the pricing on computers.

The german sotre has the 8 GB nano for 149 EUR and the 16 GB for 199 EUR, including the 19% sales tax which is not included in the US online store.
 
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JayMan8081

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I would believe that they were either using up the leftover 4GB flash ram or they started ramping up production for 4GB and decided against it so they're selling off what little where produced. Either way it would be cool to have one of these as a collectible.
 
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