A message on Apple's website reveals the company has sold out all of its 1GB iPod shuffle digital audio players and they won't be available in stock until early next year.
The $129 iPod is "Sold out for holiday," Apple said in a message on its online store. New stock of the original flash-based iPod is not expected until "mid-January."
Not surprisingly, mid-January is also the time Apple traditionally unveils its latest consumer products at the Macworld Expo trade show in San Francisco. This year's festivities are set to kick-off on January 10th.
Head on to Apple Insider to learn more. Some analysts believe Apple may launch a new, smaller, iPod shuffle in January.