I wasn't aware of this until I tried to connect my trusty old Firewire charger to my new iPod Touch. Unlike the first generation, the 2nd Gen does not support Firewire charging from either an active port on a system, nor from a wall (or car) charger. If you do happen to plug in one of these power sources, Apple was kind enough to program in this handy little message. Not only was it sad when they dropped Firewire synch abilities on the 5th Generation ipod (which needed fast transfer speeds MUCH more than any model previous), they now have dropped charging support on their newest hardware. Apple's further abandoning their own technology is quite sad. However, I guess saving a penny here and there ads up . This is the only disappointment I have with the 2nd Generation iPod touch over my recently sold 8gb previous model. Over all, it is a great device with nice added touches that make owning it a great experience. Sadly I will now need to have 2 chargers in my car as I still actively use a 15gb 3rd generation iPod for my primary music POD.