Well iThink that if Apple is *definitely* going to start charging for its iApps...surely this mysterious new six-inch product would have to create or support a market for one of those iApps. There's iPod for...iTunes There's the Superdrive for...iDVD There's _______ for iPhoto. There's _______ for iMovie. There's (yes, iPod, but not really)_______ for iCal. Perhaps the new digital device involves digital photography and some sort of low-end video capabilities..."iCam"...this would justify people paying for iPhoto and iDVD updates in the future. An iPhone or iCell would indeed dovetail nicely with iCal, iSync and could be integrated with the .mac service (i.e. more subscribers and more iApp downloaders). Phone service compatibility issues aside - I have seen people walking around with a PDA to their ears - as a phone and (limited) music player (they're either Palm or Sony, I think). So PDA/Phone/Music Players EXIST already (and no, you don't have to be a 'phone company' to make phones - is Palm a phone company?). I have also seen that one of Sony's (extremely thin) PDAs (Clio?) also has a small camera in it and a large touch-sensitive color screen. If people think that a color screen would be ridiculously expensive, consider the fact that the Gameboy Advance has a color screen and the whole product retails for about $69. So a Phone+PDA+MP3 Player+Camera+Color screen may not be all that impossible - in fact, I think it is highly likely. Too many components to fit into a small, handy device? Perhaps it will be modular and detachable. Impossible you say? I say, remember the slot-loading powerbook superdrive. However, iPod sales are good and the product is super-popular and hip - why mess with a winning product? Apple isn't going to kill the iPod as we know it - so if this new device has any mp3-playing facilities, they will be minimal and nowhere near the capabilities of the iPod (you couldn't fit a hard-drive into a phone anyway)- perhaps this product will sync with the iPod and download a few five-star songs for the day (maybe the new iTunes will automatically do this). Just trying to think outside the Pod. Opinions, anyone? This product would fill in the blanks in Apple's Digital Lifestyle circle of products.