Costco will be phasing out its iPod line and iTunes gift card inventory over the next few months. The company said that the decision to drop the products was a mutual agreement with Apple, according to the Seattle Times.
“In the past couple months, we agreed to wind down,” commented Costco’s Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti.
iPods will soon be MIA at Costco
iPods have been available in Costco for years at a small discount, but the retailer hasn’t been able to sell the music players online because of Apple-imposed restrictions.
Mr. Galanti didn’t say why Apple wouldn’t let Costco sell iPods online, and now that the companies are parting ways, it looks like there won’t be any chance of the iPad ever showing up on the retailer’s store shelves.