I got this today from a friend of mine. "I heard it from my friend who just came over and stole my USB cable because his firewire didn't work. He tried 2 diff. cards and still nothing. So I lent him my USB so he can upload everything and enjoy some music. He said he went to the Apple store at the mall today and it was packed with pissed off iPod owners because they were all sold out of USB cables. This was the first I had heard of it also and I'm quite supprised i haven't seen anything on the boards. Maybe its just a local problem." I haven't heard of anything about this until now. Has anyone else heard anything about this firewire issue?