Apple and Best Buy announced on Tuesday that the retailer would carry Apple’s popular MP3 player the iPod at all of Best Buy’s retail locations. Beginning September 15, Best Buy will carry three configurations of the iPod.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Best Buy to bring the iPod to even more customers,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, in a statement today. “The award-winning iPod is already a huge success, and now it’s available to Best Buy customers everywhere.”
Best Buy will carry the 10GB iPod for Windows, the 20GB iPod for Windows and the 10GB iPod for Mac at their retail locations. The company will also carry the entire iPod line on their Web site.
Apple revved its iPod line at July’s Macworld Expo & Conference in New York City adding two Windows-compatible models and a new Mac model. Currently the iPod is available in 5GB, 10GB and 20GB versions with the ability to hold up to 4,000 songs on the high-end model. The iPod retails at US$299 for the low-end model and up to $499 for the high-end model.
In addition to the added hard disk capacity, Apple also equipped the iPod with a wired remote and a carrying case when it introduced the new models in July.
Best Buy currently has 500 retail stores in 47 states throughout the U.S. and 16 million visitors to its online store each month.