“A person with a strong track record in predicting Apple’s upcoming product launches said that the iPod maker experienced technical problems with the cameras months ago,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider. “The person said that it was uncertain whether the new hardware, which has been widely expected to debut at Wednesday’s ‘Only rock and roll’ media-centric event, would make the cut for early September.”
Hughes reports, “It is unclear whether the debut of iPods with cameras has been scrapped from the Sept. 9 event entirely, or if the products will simply not be available for sale for some time after an unveiling.”
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It’s *only* rock’n’roll…
This could mean music only, as in, no camera…
Hmm, the hit whore Kevin Rose has been rather quiet about this revision of the iPods………wonder why…….
If technical problems cropped up months ago, would Apple really unveil them this week? I don’t buy it.
I think he’s in the bowels of the Cupertino secret dungeon tied up and gagged right now.
If problems had come up “months ago,” and they had not been resolved, why would Apple schedule their usual iPod refresh event for 9/9 and announce it just a week or two ago? Apple is a hardware company. They are not going to dedicate a whole media event just to announce some music deals and new iTunes features.
If the camera works in the iPhone then why in the hell wouldn’t it work in the iPod touch?
So let me get this straight. Apple announces a huge event knowing that they have big problems with the hardware, All of the iPod supply is drying up and everyone has cases ready. It sounds like something Nokia, Palm or MS would do, but it would NEVER happen with Steve Jobs at the helm. When the new iPods are released with cameras on Wednesday, I would go ahead and take that guy off of the “reliable source” list.
And on another subject, MDN… an interesting fact is that Bermuda, being sort of British, is enjoying Labour Day, so this means that us UK folk can also excuse ourselves from tech news, so please don’t fret over us. If you see what I mean.
It’s a scam to drive the stock down before the media event. Whisper here, whisper there and lo and behold someone’s making some money.
it’s quite possibly items produced by Siimpel Corp.
I vary much doubt Apple would have scheduled the event knowing new iPods may/would not be available.
BS – Sir Bill has it right.
How come no one is trying to cycle this back to a “tablet is coming” rumor? Just for fun? %)
How can a product that’s never even been announced and so far only exists purely in media speculation be delayed?
If Apple was having manufacturing problems months ago, I seriously doubt they would have scheduled this thing for Sept 9th. Two weeks ago when they announced the date they would have known if they could make it, otherwise the date would have been, say, Oct 9th.
Ain’t buying this rumor.