We’ve been sitting on a tip for a while until things came into greater focus, but now that the speculation meter has exploded, it’s a good time to tell you all what we’ve heard. It seems that the “product transition” Apple mentioned on the last earnings call could very well be within the iPod line. Specifically, if you want to buy an iPod shuffle or iPod classic from Apple, you should do it sooner rather than later. We’ve heard those two iPods are getting the axe this year.
This makes sense. The iPod touch is by far the most popular member of the iPod family. If anything, I bet the iPod shuffle gets killed before the Classic.