Prior to Apple’s “It’s Only Rock and Roll” event Apple’s online store went down and when it returned there were lower prices on all existing iPods, except for the shuffle.
- The iPod touch: 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB are now $189, $249, and $279 respectively.
- The iPod nano: 8GB and 16GB are now $129 and $149 respectively.
- The iPod classic is now $229.
This lends some credibility to reports from HardMac earlier this week saying that the iPod touch may be delayed.
Whether the new iPods are delayed or not, I’d wait to see what Apple announces at the event.
Update 9/9/09: The store is back down and it’s interesting to note that the old iPod prices are still being displayed on their product pages (touch, nano, classic). I find it unlikely that this price change was accidental but we’ll know for sure in just a couple of hours.
Update 9/12/09: The dust has settled after the event and the iPod pricing that briefly appeared that morning is nowhere to be found. I find it hard to believe that it was just a mistake but I can’t come up with a better explanation for it.