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  • Target listings hint new Apple products
  • New Apple TV, iPod and Apple Watch bands popped up
  • Price of new Apple products also leaked in the listing

Target’s inventory list has been updated with potentially new Apple products. These products are likely to be released in the future.

According to a 9to5 Mac report, Target employees have come across some new listings on their inventory system. The leaked images show dummy entries for Apple Watch Series X bands and Apple TV Gen X. Moreover, there are listings for Apple iPod X Touch Generation.

The images reveal three Apple Watch Series X band listings and four entries for the new Apple TV Gen X. The Apple TV comes with a listed price of $179.99, and the Apple Watch band is listed $49.99.

The new Apple iPod Touch X Generation will cost $399.99. The price of this new iPod is the same as the current 256GB iPod model. It is possible that the “X” is just a dummy, and Apple will replace it with something else. Apple Insider spoke with Target employees, and they revealed that placeholders for upcoming products are a common practice.

Meanwhile, it is not yet confirmed when these products will launch. These only suggest that new Apple products will arrive this year.

In other Apple news, a report by Nikkei Asian Review stated that the mass production of iPhone 9, which might be called iPhone SE 2, is running behind schedule due to the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier, it was speculated that Apple would release iPhone SE 2 this spring.

“The suppliers are doing their best to produce and ship the [cheaper] iPhone within four weeks. ...The delay can't be too long, otherwise it will affect the sales strategy of Apple's new products in the second half of this year,” a source told Nikkei.

The report also mentioned that the suppliers in the iPhone supply chain are operating at 30 percent to 50 percent of their total capacity. Due to various issues like shortage of labor and transport, the short supply of iPhones will remain low until April. 

However, an Apple event is expected to happen in March to launch iPhone SE 2 and Apple AirTags.

Apple says it sees a slower-than-anticipated return to normal conditions in China -- where in both manufactures and sells products -- due to the coronavirus epidemic Apple says it sees a slower-than-anticipated return to normal conditions in China -- where in both manufactures and sells products -- due to the coronavirus epidemic Photo: AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURI