Victor Agreda, Jr.:
It seems that the “product transition” Apple mentioned on the last earnings call could very well be within the iPod line. Specifically, if you want to buy an iPod shuffle or iPod classic from Apple, you should do it sooner rather than later. We’ve heard those two iPods are getting the axe this year.
The iPod shuffle and iPod classic seem like the least relevant devices in Apple’s product line. Other than the relatively high price tag of the iPod nano, I don’t know why anyone would choose to purchase an iPod shuffle. And with the full release of iCloud coming soon, I don’t know why anyone would purchase an iPod classic over an iPod touch.
The writing’s been on the wall for quite some time and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Apple decided to discontinue both the iPod shuffle and iPod classic immediately following their event on October 4.