Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
Apple Store Down, 4GB iPod Shuffle in the Wings?
According to one source who previously relayed accurate information about the Mac mini, Mac Pro and iMac launch, Apple is about to release a new 4GB iPod Shuffle in Black, Silver and possibly other colors. The current iPod Shuffle maxes out at 2GB of storage for $69 and comes in 5 different colors.
Apple's online store typically returns online around 8:30 AM eastern for major product updates.