Since the iPhone came out there have been talks of Apple doing the same kind of concept to the iPod. My iPod is dying (literally. The HD will randomly get "stuck" and stop working - it's hardware issue, I've had to get the iPod replaced 3 times already) and I'm going to have to retire it soon (4th Gen, 40 GB). When do you think new iPods are going to come out? If I had to choose one now I'd go for the 80GB model but if new ones are right around the corner then obviously I'm gonna wait.