Heres my take on the next generation iPod... First apple have to be careful not to include features TOO similar to the iphone. Therefore, in my opinion say goodbye to email, bluetooth, safari, widgets etc. This is because it would jeopardize iphone sales and people would op for a much cheaper product i.e. the ipod over the iphone. I don't understand when people are saying the next generation iPod will have WIFI, bluetooth etc when that product has already been released... its called an iPhone! (i cant stress this enough ) What it will be is... 1) similar form factor with touch capabilities 2) the usual - music, video, photo etc (presented like an iphone or slightly different) 3) much improved contact, calendar, notes (presented like an iphone or slightly different) ALREADY this is a HUGE update from the previous iPod (going from non touch to full touch interface and all the ipod features from the iphone etc...) However, i still think the next generation ipod will have something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from the iphone's features just to set it apart... why you ask... heres why... the next ipod will always be in the shadow of the iphone... so it has to have something that iphone users will say "oh i wish my iphone had that" and just for people looking to buy a new ipod. Also steve said "best ipod we've ever made", well how can steve let the iphone STILL be the "best ipod" when the next generation "actual" ipod is released? When will it be released? The iphone is still going to be the shinning star for some months to come, so i expect apple to keep quiet about the next generation ipod until about october/november - just in time for christmas! Finally... reading forum posts, people seem to have the idea that the next generation ipod will be practically an iphone without the phone this is not the case. I will leave you with a final comment... "The iPod is and will always be a MUSIC PLAYER, its not trying to be an iphone because then apple would be selling identical products under different names i expect the next update to be ground breaking, so lets just sit tight, let the iphone have its spot light, and them prepare for the best ipod ever!" What are your thoughts on what i've said?