Best Buy Offers iPods Through Innovative Vending Machines

Last weekend, while in Anaheim, CA for BlizzCon, covering the event for WoW Insider, I observed an interesting development involving Apple products at LAX as I was departing. It appears that Best Buy has initiated a vending machine program at various airports, which includes Apple’s iPods among its offerings, nestled between Nintendo DS games and computer accessories.

This aligns with Apple’s strategy of making their products available through Best Buy, as they have previously sold their products in-store.

Interestingly, I initially mistook an iPod touch for an iPhone, which would have complicated the activation process significantly if it were true. However, it was indeed an iPod touch available in different memory capacities.

It made me ponder the practicality of purchasing an empty iPod during travel, as filling it with music would be a challenge without proper planning. Despite this, the demand for such convenience seems to exist.


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