Update at bottom of this message Here is all the information I have for you regarding if the 40 gig comes with remote and carrying case. I ordered a 40 gig on the 15th. The order was due to ship on the 26th. Today, I get the following e-mail from Apple: --------------- To Our Valued Apple Customer: Thank you for your recent order for an iPod. Apple is thrilled to announce an exciting new generation of iPods! Your order has been automatically upgraded to the new generation 40GB iPod, at no additional cost. Your order will ship on or before 7/21. To check the status of your order, please visit: <www.apple.com/OrderStatus>. Since the Carrying Case and Remote are not included in the new 40GB iPod package, we have added the following products to your order, at no additional cost. They may ship separately, and will ship on or before 7/23. M9129G/A - IPOD CARRYING CASE M9128G/A - IPOD REMOTE AND EARPHONES If your order included unshipped iPod accessories that are not compatible with the new generation iPod, we removed these items from your order. For accessories that already shipped, we have credited your order for the amount charged. If you paid with a credit card or an Apple Loan, the credit to your account should be processed within the next five business days. Once the credit is sent to your account, it will be posted according to the issuing banks procedures. If you paid via cashiers check, money order, or wire transfer, a refund check will be mailed to you upon shipment of the remaining items on your order. Thank you for choosing Apple! The Apple Store --------------- Now according to the tech specs page the new iPod *does* come with these additional items. According to the store it does not seem to. I can't believe they'd leave it off the store since it's been pretty standard on the higher end iPods but I could see them possibly leaving it on the tech specs page. I don't know if they're sending me the extra things for free as a "you already had them in your order" or because they are now not included in the iPod's box. I'd call Apple but I'm at work. If somebody can call Apple to find out for sure, please do and post. Update: The tech specs page now does not include the remote or the carrying case.