I was transferring music from my ultraportable to my new iMac today and I had the most wonderful experience. I used a crossover ethernet cable for gigabit connection and I moved my entire 20GB music library in less then 5 minutes. When I sync'd my iPhone with the new computer and re-loaded the library (and it only took 8GB, not even the whole amount!) I sat there watching the bar move for more then 20 minutes. Now, the actual pin-out on an ethernet cable is tiny. Much smaller then Apple's enormous proprietary -> usb cable, and about 10X faster in real word (sustained ) performance. Yes, you can't charge over ethernet. Still, it would be so easy to integrate a very widely used technology into a high tech device like the iPod or the iPhone and it would make our lives all a little easier. Does anybody think that something like this could come to reality? Gigabit ethernet is basically the fastest connection on any computer (FW800 is close, but its limited to a select few computers and not very supported). Obviously e-sata and PCI-based input systems (SAS connections, scuzzy hookups) are faster, but again, not common. Why not?