We know Apple recently warned their resellers to stock up on certain items, in expectation of an inventory and manufacturing crunch. As the supply chain stabilizes itself, rumors abound about what it all means.
Most tend to believe that the upcoming iPods will feature larger storage and at cheaper prices. Considering the success of the iPhone 3G, that should be a given. The iPod touch, features a similar styling to the iPhone, but at a higher price point. With the 8GB iPod touch currently shipping for $299, (rumors say) expect to see at least a $50 price cut.
It’s not outside the realm of expectation to think that a new 64 GB iPod touch model might be hitting the shelves. Increased capacity certainly would be a selling point. As for feature upgrades? MacRumors speculates that the iPod touch also could be getting GPS capability.
Look for the iPod nano to also get an upgrade with larger capacity, said to double from their current 8 GB to 16 GB. Rumors about a new form-factor have been flying about regarding a change from the current 1.33:1 aspect ratio to the iPhone’s 1.5:1 ratio. Also, multi-colored bodies are said to be in the mix.
Same story goes with the iPod shuffle. Cheaper and larger. We could be seeing a new 4 GB model, with entry point prices hovering around $49.