Something strange happened this morning. Before (not during) an Apple event, the store went down briefly and iPod prices dropped significantly. As far as we can remember, this hasn’t ever happened before.
We think that it lends some credibility to earlier reports that iPods may have seen some manufacturing issues and have been pushed back (toward October) or be available in limited numbers initially. It may also mean that the current iPods may stick around for awhile even as the new iPods are introduced – in much the same way that iPhones 3g and 3GS are now both being sold.
This may have also been Steve Jobs not liking every single thing about the new products and making some last minute changes so the devices are "just right" – or maybe moving the camera position to screw all of the iPod case leakers.