With the iPhone not releasing in June/July, the average rumor now says the next iPhone comes in September. Exactly when the iPods have typically been refreshed. So here's a few reasons why we definitely won't see an iPod upgrade 'till late October, early November. Releasing two major products (iPhone,iPod) at the same time would be cataclysmic. See iPad 2 launch. Since the last iPod refresh I only remember seeing two solid "leaks". iPod nano casing with the camera hole, and white iPod touch bezel (although these could very well be from the last generation's prototypes). Other than that, nothing else. No cases, digitizers, or rumors in general. The iPhone and (highly unlikely) iPad updates may just be stealing all the limelight. In general business protocol, releasing a popular product closer to Christmas than not generally yields higher sales, of which the iPod lineup certainly has been lacking lately. Lastly (and probably the most conclusive evidence), alongside every iPod release Apple updates iTunes to the next big number (9.x-10, 10.x-11...). However alongside every iOS 5 beta comes an iTunes beta labeled 10.5, not 11.0. Of course no one has said Apple will release iOS and iCloud with iPhone 5, but that would follow most iOS product launches.