With the recent release of SSD drives by Samsung and Toshiba i believe I wonder what would be the chances of Apple releasing a high end iPod with a 32GB SSD drive? It would be an amazing machine with excellent battery life, however, I'm not sure what the price implications are. Surely the ultimate objective would be to move away from mechanical drives completely in all iPod models. Just my two cents. That said I would be pleased with a 16GB flash based iPod as my current collection of MP3's does not go past 9GB, nor do i care to carry every single album I own in my pocket.