As soon as the new iBooks are out, I plan to pick up an iBook and iPod Mini. I'm thinking the iPod mini would make a great gift for my daughter's birthday in November. So I don't mind getting the Mini now and hanging onto it for 3 months. But, if there's going to be an update (like color screens for instance), I'd probably get the silver model (and obviously not engrave it to my daughter ) and eBay it so I could repurchase later. Unfortunately, it seems that the buyers guide lumps the Mini in with the regular iPod.