And they’ll be available later this month…

The International launch of the IPOD MINI has been confirmed for July 24.

Apple today (July 7) announced that iPod mini will be available later this month, priced £179 in the UK.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said: “The iPod mini has been a smash hit in the US, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to offer it to music lovers the world over.”

iPod mini holds up to 1,000 songs, weighs just 3.6 ounces and is encased in an, lightweight anodised aluminium body. It’s available in five colours – silver, gold, pink, blue and green.

The original launch was delayed this year while Apple dealt with excessive US demand that exceeded planned supply.