updated 05:15 pm EDT, Fri August 28, 2009
Current iPods discontinued
All current iPods SKUs are being discontinued, sources in Apple's Authorized Reseller network claim. The sources note that even though stock is running low or empty in many cases, no new resupply shipments to third-party vendors have been scheduled. The dwindling numbers have been anticipated however, as an attempt by Apple to drain inventory in advance of new iPods, which should be announced in September.
Apple has hosted regular music-related events in September for the past several years, promoting both iPod- and iTunes-related developments. This year's event is expected on September 9th, and could see cameras added to the iPod touch, nano and classic. Simultaneous may be the deployment of iTunes 9, adding Blu-ray support and social networking functions.