Just a week away from Apple's worst kept secret becomes confirmed fact the iPhone 5 During Apple's announcement on September 12th.
Industry speculators that specialize in everything Apple are also expecting other new products to also be unveiled on the 12th as well. Many think that an iPad mini with a 7 inch screen will be announced. Apple's line of iPods has remained the same for over a year as is in need of an update that could be coming soon.
Just before new iPods are announced, shipments of older iPod models to retailers slow down and stop within a couple of weeks before any announcement from Apple. Selling electronics for a retail chain including a few Apple products I am seeing very few iPod Shuffles, Nanos, and Classics coming from Apple in the past few weeks.
The classic, the iPod that many technology journalists have been writing eulogies for the past three years may finally see the last iPod with a click wheel and a hard drive pass on to gadget heaven. iPod Nanos are most likely to see the two Models the 8 and 16 GB versions merge into one model most likely 8 GB with Apple's new smaller dock connector. Shuffle are most likely to get an upgrade from 2 GB to 4 GB and replace that sync though the headphone jack cable with a standard dock cable with the new smaller dock connector. That's just a start how Apple could freshen up the product lines of iPods that some have described as stagnating.