This pertains to the new iPods, I noticed that the new iPods don't seem to use the same firewire jack that the old ones have. Is this because they are dependent on a cradle for charging and transfer? If you can only charge and transfer via your cradle that would be very bad because you have to lug it with you wherever you go if you want to transfer new music. That would not be very handy for laptop owners, because its one more thing to carry. Can you use a plain FW cable to charge the new iPod and to transfer music?