For the Japanese market, the current form factor (H and W) would be okay as long as it is much thinner. Something like 40-50% thinner would be great!Originally posted by splashman
Because of the usability issue, I vote for keeping the current form factor, unless Apple has come up with a brand-new interface designed specifically for a smaller unit. As long as you can easily fit the thing in a pocket, a big investment to make it smaller wouldn't help the consumer much. I'd rather the battery life be improved.
As I mentioned earlier, initially (the first two weeks) the Apple Store in the Ginza was selling very few iPods.
I haven't been back to check since then. But initially, sales were very slow -- much less than Apple expected.