September 09, 2009, 8:59 AM — Apple has uncharacteristically jumped the gun on their own event, dropping prices on the existing iPod lineup at the Apple Store.
The iPod Touch is now $189/$249/$279 for the 8GB/16GB/32GB models respectively (old prices: $229/$299/$399). The iPod Nano is now $129/$149 for the 8GB/16GB models (old prices: $149/$199). And the iPod Classic (120GB) is now $229 (old price: $249). No change on the iPod Shuffle price, which remains $79.
Presumably price changes on these products means none of them (I'm looking at you, iPod Classic) is being phased out at today's Apple event. Some kind of camera-equipped iPod Touch is almost certain to be announced (given that retailers are already listing 3rd generation iPod Touch cases with an opening for a camera lens) so will this be a separate line, or will there just be one new 64 GB version of the Touch with a camera?
We'll know for sure in a few hours!