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Apple drops prices on iPods, iPod Touches

September 9, 2009 |  8:16 am

The long-awaited Apple product announcements are still a couple hours away, but the company has let slip out a change in its portable player lineup -- lower prices. In one case, dramatically lower.

As reported on the Macworld site and in other spots, Apple quietly this morning cut the price of its iPod Touch with 32 GB of storage space from $399 to $279. This puts the price of the unit about $10 less than Microsoft's Zune HD 32GB player, which comes out Sept. 15.

In other Apple slices: the iPod Nano 16GB went from $199 to $149, and the 8GB model that was $149 is now $129.

Also, the iPod Classic 120GB has dropped from $249 to $229.

You can't order these items at the reduced prices yet. Shortly after the price reductions appeared, Apple took its online store offline, replacing it with a sign that says: "We are busy updating the store."

As for what new products might be coming from Apple: the announcement event begins at 10 a.m., Pacific time.

-- David Colker

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