Thinksecret has an article up on their RSS feed but not the main site so far claiming we may see a widescreen iPod before Christmas! No more news until the article is fully up. Edit some transcript: Apple is committing significant resources to completing the final spec and that it may, just may, enter manufacturing by late October, barely in time for the holiday buying season. The substantial improvements in iPod battery life delivered by Tuesday's update means Apple has undoubtedly figured out how to power the larger display and dynamic interface without compromising portability. We must stress the odds are currently stacked against a 2006 release for the touch-screen iPod.