Microsoft's just confirmed with us the November 13 release date of the new Zunes—previously stated by Amazon. Whether or not the firmware for the old Zune is coming on 11/13 is still unconfirmed.
"Whether or not the firmware for the old Zune is coming on 11/13 is still unconfirmed"
From a marketing stand point, no, because if any firmware were to come out and satisfies the needs of the current uses, most likely they will not run out to get the newer model. If they waited a few weeks after the release of the new Zune. it gives current Zune owners time to buy the newer model. They would be more willing to buy it because they are either anxious the new zune or cant wait for the updates.