Thursday, October 27, 2005

iPod shuffle still selling well?

AppleInsider writes that according to a research note from American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu, the Apple iPod Shuffle might still be selling well despite newer offerings in the product line. Citing information from SigmaTel, which supplies digital music decoder chips, and Asustek, the iPod shuffle manufacturing partner, Wu believed "shuffle sales may be turning out better than expected." He also noted "strong promotions and sales of the players through online mega-retailer"

In a separate research note, Wu claimed demand for the "iPod nano now appears to be uniform, with sales of "whites" catching up with "blacks" and even 2GB models catch up with 4GB models." He also said sales of the video iPod were strong "with demand causing lead-times to stretch to one week and in some cases two weeks for black models."