The imminent international debut of iPod mini is driving music fans to pre-order the product.

The Independent reports the anticipation. Retailer John Lewis electronics buyer Mike Khalfey said: "We've had a lot of demand for the iPod mini from customers coming in and asking for them, since January when they were announced in the US".

Trend-influencing editor of Q magazine Paul Rees said: "I think the interest will go on and on. Apple hasn't been able to meet demand in the US."

And Word magazine associate editor Andrew Harrison said: "All my record collection is now on my iPod."