Rumored iPod Nano Refresh Coming in September

Earlier this month, rumors began to swirl surrounding an upcoming special event hosted by Apple on September 12th. While we have since heard, many, many more rumors regarding the upcoming iPhone 5 announcement, it looks like Apple may also have a new Nano hidden up its sleeves.

German-based publication iFun reveals some interesting information regarding Shell Germany awards members. According to iFun, members who chose to purchase the Nano with their award points received a letter stating the product would be unavailable until a new version arrives in September.

The letter states:

“There is an unexpected delay in the delivery of your Shell CLUBSMART premium “Apple iPod nano 8GB blue” due to an upcoming re-introduction of this device from Apple (according to our information). Therefore Apple is currently not able to deliver the “old” model..”

While the stock of one retailer is far from conclusive, a lack of iPod Nanos leftover could be a good indication of a new device on the way. For now, it seems most retailers have plenty to go around, but that could just have something to do with the fact that the Nano has plenty of competition to go around.

With the iPod Nano offering users a smaller, cheaper MP3-playing alternative to the iPod touch, it would definitely make sense for Apple to update the line, but we'll just have to wait until September for official word.

 

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  • snowzsan
    Would it be strange for me to say this is the first I've heard about the iPod since early 2005? I guess it could have to do with me never looking it up but I mean... Anywhere. I always believe the iPhone replaced it essentially considering every kid and their grandmother owns one now!

    The things you learn lurking on Tom's Hardware.
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  • boiler1990
    I think the Nano would be very marketable as an accessory if Apple could put in a low-power Bluetooth 4.0 or Wifi chip. Then it could serve as something like a smartwatch, etc.
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  • assasin32
    snowzsanWould it be strange for me to say this is the first I've heard about the iPod since early 2005? I guess it could have to do with me never looking it up but I mean... Anywhere. I always believe the iPhone replaced it essentially considering every kid and their grandmother owns one now!The things you learn lurking on Tom's Hardware.


    Seems a bit strange, yeah. It means you do a lot better job than I do at avoiding all the annoying adds and everything than I do. Put long story short MP3 players have evolved greatly since 05, if you weren't interested in mp3 players back than you might be now if you have a use for them. Interfaces on a lot of them have improved (not talking strictly ipod lines here but overall), and you can buy good quality ones for cheap. And some have gotten fancy and do video's, cover art, etc, aka stuff that doesn't really matter and you can get those resonably cheap if you really wanted to.

    There I updated you in the past 7 years in mp3 players, you really didn't miss much. I'd still be using my old 256mb mp3 player if it was still working.
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