Latest iPod touch Rumors

From the blog of Kevin Rose comes rumors about future iPod including the iPod Touch. Here’s the rumors:

– Revamp of entire iPod line.
– Small cosmetic changes to Touch, Nano to see significant redesign (see pic below).
– iPods to see fairly large price drops to distance itself from the $199 iPhone.
– iPod touch 2.1 software, iPhone to get update very soon after.
– iTunes 8.0 (”it’s a big update with new features”).
– All of this coming in the next 2-3 weeks.
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Firmware Hack Transforms Your iPod 5G Into an iPod Touch (Kind of)

Hackers l3lack J4ck, The Revival and djdut2000 have put together yet another modified iPod firmware, this time to mimic the iPod touch interface in your iPod 5G. In fact, it has a bit of the touch and a bit of the iPod Classic, as the other screenshots show:
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Obviously, it’s not going to be the same thing without real on-screen touchy-touchy action but the results seem quite good. In fact, even while it has some little bugs that are being resolved now, it looks surprisingly polished to me. However, like all non-Apple modifications, be aware that this may void your guarantee, render your iPod useless and make lightning fall from the sky and disintegrate you. [Bryce Bender]