iPods could get refreshed next week

Apple has already confirmed it will announce the next iPhone at a press conference next week. But what about the company's iPod family of media players? While sales of the various iPod models have gone down in the past few years with the coming of the iPhone and iPad, Apple still sells millions of the devices.

9to5Mac.com reports that the iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano and iPod Touch could get new versions and they might be revealed at next week's press conference. The report claims that the new Shuffle will be priced at $49 and will come in eight colors but no other details were offered.

The iPod Nano may also come in eight colors, and the report claims that Apple could sell only one, 16 GB, version for $169. There are rumors that the new Nano model could be taller than the current model.

Finally, the report claims that the iPod Touch will come in two different designs. One will be the current fourth generation version for a small price point, but two higher priced models will be redesigned in some way. The prices for the two higher end models could be $299 and $399.

There's no word if the iPod Classic will continue to be sold by Apple. It was rumored to be discontinued last year but Apple is still selling the device.

Source: 9to5Mac.com | Image via Apple

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derekaw said,
I like the idea that the new Nano may have bluetooth and can be used in conjunction with the iPhone.

what would be the point of that? wouldn't the iPhone be able to do everything the Nano does anyway

Ericko said,
iPods are really cool, but Walkmans sound way better...

so does the Zune HD. People don't care about quality they care about a brand.

onedrummer2401 said,

so does the Zune HD. People don't care about quality they care about a brand.

By the time the Zune HD came out, it was too late to the game. Also, was it available outside of the US?

I guess you can say that they're still building the iPod Classic. I think Apple bough a crap ton of stuff to make them years ago, and they're trying to sell what they have.

Josh the Nerd said,
I'm glad to hear Apple hasn't forgotten the iPod touch.

I wonder if the new models will support Siri.

Why do you want Siri? It needs a full time data connection anyway.

Josh the Nerd said,

It would be nice if you have Wi-fi in your home.


Don't people usually ask Siri questions that relate to things outside their homes?

Raa said,

Don't people usually ask Siri questions that relate to things outside their homes?

Or things found on their iPod maybe? "Siri, play my favourite music..."