My friendly neighborhood Apple Store had the new iPod Photos in stock (40GB and 60GB models on display, only one 40GB and three 60GB left in stock as of an hour ago). I played with both for a few minutes each. As expected, the 40GB and 60GB versions are identical in size and, although technically bigger and heavier than the 40GB 4G iPod, they feel the same - the differences are negligible and unnoticeable unless you have a 4G in one hand and a Photo in the other, and even then you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference with your eyes closed (I tried). The screen is amazing. Incredibly clear. In non-photo mode, the improved resolution makes all the text (as expected) look much sharper. There is no real use of color to add interface capabilities outside of photos and some minor tweaks to some of the apps and settings, but it all looks much better anyway. Photo access is stunningly fast. The 'pods had thousands of images on them (demo from Apple or supplied by that store, I don't know) and scrolling was very fast in thumbnail (or, I guess, mini-thumbnail - where tens of images are on screen at once) mode. Scrolling in full-screen mode was just stunning. Essentially instantaneous. Very, very, very fast - I was expecting lag, and there wasn't any to speak of. The scroll wheel lets you fly through pics as fast as you can fly through song titles. Just amazing. Speaking of songs, seeing album art as a song played was a really nice touch. Also, the photos looked a lot better on the 2" screen than I thought they would. Yes, they were small - but big "enough" and very sharp. All in all, I rate them a home run. Thumbs up. 5 apples. Whatever. If I hadn't just bought a 40GB 4G, I'd have one in my hands right now.