Images of what is claimed to be the next generation of the iPod Nano have been removed from technology blog Engadget after Apple's lawyers contacted it and demanded they remove the images.
The move by Apple adds credence to claims that the company is preparing to unveil a new generation of iPods within the next couple of weeks.
Engadget's Ryan Block said: "Apple doesn't send takedowns to all confirmed-true leaks – take the new aluminium Mac keyboard, for example. Apple never gave us a hard time when we broke that story. Still, Apple's legal team wouldn't be wasting its or our time if they didn't feel there was something to lose by inaction."