“Apple’s long-rumored flash-based iPod will be introduced at Macworld Expo in 1GB and likely 2GB versions, Think Secret has confirmed,” ThinkSecret reports. “Rapidly falling flash prices have enabled Apple to buy 1GB modules from Samsung at a relatively low cost, sources report, which in turn will allow Apple to sell the device for $149. Sources have also suggested that a 2GB version, packing two tiny 1GB flash modules, may sell for $199… insiders report that recent manufacturing issues may postpone the device’s full-scale roll-out for as long as a month.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If other rumors are true that Apple will bump the ‘iPod mini’ up to 5GB for the same $249 price as the current 4GB ‘iPod mini,’ these new 1GB and 2GB ‘iPod flash’ units, for US$149 and $199 respectively, will fit pretty nicely into the iPod family’s price/storage framework.