Ok so I was bored today after work so after reading the front page about the new side touch iPod Video I played with Photoshop a little bit and came up with this from the Patent pics tell me what You think.
Looks about right. I think the patent (not your mockup of the patent) more of a rough design. I sure hope so because the patent doesn't look polished. It just doesn't look like it would work better than the click wheel (and what's the point if it doesn't?).