Last month, alongside the iPhone 5’s unveiling, Apple introduced the fifth-generation iPod touch and the seventh-generation iPod nano. While Apple started accepting pre-orders for the two new iPods the same day as the iPhone 5, September 14th, the dates of availability and shipping for both the touch and nano are still unclear.
Simply stating that both the iPod touch and iPod nano will be available in October, Apple didn’t provide a specific release date like they did for the iPhone, which was available one week after pre-orders started on September 21st.
As reported by MacRumors, certain customers are reporting that their order status has changed from “Processing” to “Preparing for Shipment”. Additionally, at least one of said customers noticed that his credit card has been charged for his purchase.
Strangely, shipping estimates for the fifth-generation iPod touch have also changed on Apple’s online Australian store. Previously stating that the device will begin shipping in October, it now estimates that the new iPod touch will begin shipping in three weeks, which would set the date of delivery around October 29th.
Moreover, Macotakara reports that the launch date for both the touch and nano in Japan is October 9th – however, there’s said to be a constraint on supplies.
Stay tuned for additional coverage on Apple and their new iPods.