Every longtime Mac user knows the Axiom of Purchase: the day after you buy a new Mac, Apple will upgrade that model. It’s all part of growing up and being Macish, which is why Mac users learn at an early age to read the signs, or at least the rumor sites. It’s a lesson iPod buyers should learn as well, at least those considering a purchase in the next month.
AppleInsider is reporting Apple has quietly been informing some of its larger retail partners that the 60GB iPod is “at risk” of. . .something. While such notice could mean a new iPod is imminent, it could also mean an increase in capacity of the current model, new colors, a price reduction, or an April Fool’s joke by a bored Steve Jobs. All that can be said with certainty is that retailers should monitor inventory closely, which is undoubtedly a great comfort to them. The 60GB iPod has been “at risk” for approximately a month, which would coincide nicely with a possible event on or around April 1st, the 30th anniversary of Apple Computer. It should also be noted that the 30 GB iPod is not “at risk” at this time. 80 GB, wireless, touch-screen video-iPods, anyone?
[from ARS Technica]