“Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod digital music players are in short supply at U.S. retailers including Amazon.com Inc. and Best Buy Co. amid surging holiday demand,” Josh Fineman reports for Bloomberg News.
“Amazon.com, the world’s biggest Internet retailer, is sold out of the $299 version with 20 gigabytes that holds 5,000 songs as well as the $249 iPod mini in four of five colors, spokeswoman Molly Ingle said. The 20-gigabyte players are ‘in short supply’ at Best Buy Co., spokesman Brian Lucas said,” Fineman reports. “‘We’re making and shipping iPods as fast as we can,’ Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said without providing specifics.”
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MacDailyNews Take: “We’re making and shipping — fill in the blank — as fast as we can.” SOP at Apple, if you want to be critical. Nice problem to have, Apple would probably say, but this one is a pretty regularly recurring problem with Apple, isn’t it? Granted the iPod is a real phenomenon, so some slack will be given here; it’s no wonder Apple’s rumored to be making warehouses of 5GB iPod mini players ahead of their debut!