Since the iPod Hi-Fi was announced almost 2 years ago Apple has seemingly thrown it to the side without so much as a single mention after it’s initial public debut.
It’s always been a rather odd product for Apple to have produced as it plays the role as mainly an expensive accessory to the iPod. Apple is really in the business of creating major products and not so much “accessory” products.
After the Apple online store re-opened today the Apple Hi-Fi appears to have be removed from the catalog. Clicking on the “Buy Now” buttons on the Hi-Fi product page take you to a simple page with a message that says :
Sorry. The item you have selected is currently not available from the Apple Store.
Who knows if this is just a simple glitch. I personally see this product falling by the wayside.
UPDATE: Within a couple of days of publishing this post Apple also removed the “Buy Now” button. This seems to be the official end of the Hi-Fi.