According to AppleInsider, Apple has begun to produce a new version of the iPod, which will have video capabilities. The new iPod is likely to be announced at a press conference a week from tomorrow, on the 12th October. This will most likely be accompanied by an update to iTunes to allow new video media. Quoted from AppleInsider:
Although details are scarce, sources who claim to have seen the new iPod describe it as being similar to Apple’s 60GB iPod photo player, but several millimeters thinner.
The device reportedly sports a smaller click-wheel akin to that of the iPod nano’s, making way for a larger, higher-resolution color display that extends further down the face of the device.
The release of the iPod video is expected to be accompanied by a “major update” to Apple’s iTunes music store that will include a significant number of music videos and other short video content.
Apple, which had been updating the “Music Video” segment of its iTunes download service on a regular basis, stopped posting new music video content last month, leading to speculation that a major content update was brewing.
Sources have also recently reported sightings of a new Apple wireless device, which is similar to Apple’s AirPort Express wireless base station, but also includes a video out option. However, it’s unclear if the long-rumored device will coincide with the introduction of a video capable iPod.
This comes only one week after Apple updated their iPod lineup with the tiny iPod nano. The new product would arrive in plenty of time for the holiday season.