Ok, so at last weeks event, we saw the iPhone 4 providing a modest upgrade to the existing model. Nothing too major, just a speed bump and a fix (or update) for the antenna. Now, for the iPods all we saw was a new OS update for the Nano, and white becoming an option on the iPod Touch (makes sense since they are now doing it on the similar built iPhone). But no updates other than that. Unless I'm missing something, we've just gone the first year in quite a while now that we've not had an iPod hardware update. I'm wondering if this is going to become the norm, moving it to a 2 year cycle with a minor (maybe just OS related) update in the middle of a cycle (a bit like the iPhone in some respects). I think they may actually be able to get away with it if iOS updates are to continue rolling out as slow as they are (otherwise the iTouch would be crippled). Maybe its in response to the last (pre-retina) iPod Touch, which was being sold with iOS 4 until a refresh was done, even though it clearly couldn't handel it.