“With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, orders to Apple’s overseas manufacturing facilities show strong demand for all three members of the company’s industry leading iPod digital music player family,” AppleInsider reports. “Based on order data, it appears that iPod nano demand is increasing week-to-week… Orders for the company’s new fifth-generation iPod also appear strong, with one Apple distributor showing backlog of nearly 50,000 units last week… If Apple is able to avoid or sidestep component shortages and manufacturing issues, it should have little problem shattering Wall Street’s iPod estimates for the current quarter, which hover around 10M units.”
AppleInsider reports, “Reliable sources in the Far East have told AppleInsider that Apple’s manufacturing ramp figures for both the nano and fifth-generation iPod video ‘continue to blow minds,’ with the company at one time preparing for the prospect of selling nearly 4 million nanos a month through December.”
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