Apple to Resellers: Stock Up on MacBooks, iPods (PS: Good Luck Selling Them After the Refresh)
If you’re considering buying a new MacBook/Pro or iPod, you might want to postpone that call to Apple Financial Services for a few months. Otherwise, you may end up with a very quickly outdated laptop and media player. In a bulletin to retail partners today, Apple warned of declining iPod and MacBook/Pro inventory and “strongly suggested” they stock up on the devices before the back-to-school rush. What this means, of course, is that the company is very likely nearing refreshes of both those product lines.
And it’s about time, isn’t it? The iPod would certainly benefit from a storage and feature update. The MacBook is due for a six-month refresh. And Apple’s (AAPL) MacBook Pro is due for a revision, since design-wise it’s really just a tweaked version of the machine that debuted as the PowerBook Titanium in 2001.
Anyone want to buy a used MacBook Pro? In September?