So, over the last 6 months there have been a lot of specualtion and rumors about the next generation iPod. Very gay. So I'm adding to it. Anyways, one of the things that has been speculated is that the new ipod will have the frosted aluminum casing found in the minis. At first I thought, "Yes!" because the easy to scratch plastic white case has always been a turn off to me. Then I also thought, "No white iPods? Good luck with that. Too iconic." But now with the release of the iPod nano, that opens up a few opportunities for the aluminum case on the 5th gen iPods, while still having white iPods in the line up. Also, look at the way Apple styles their computers. The entry level Macs are all white or a majority white while the pro models carry an aluminum finish. Bringing this same styling into an iPod makes sense. However, I picture the 5th gen iPod taking on the shape of an ACD, with slightly harder corners then that found on the mini. I think this flagship will also offer more then just more storage capacity over the other iPods in the line up. At the moment, the only difference between the nano an the 4th gen color iPod at this point is physical and memory size. So more features are a must. Video. It's an obvious addition. If you have been following the talk about the videos on iTunes at all, you know what I'm talking about. Bluetooth. Yeah, it's way too easy to add and too affordable to pass up. New controls. The click wheel is great, but it's been improved and changed a lot in each generation while retaining it's iconic doughnut look. Radio. Apple will find a way to not just add a radio. They will put some odd twist on it and say they are reinventing it or some shit. Like the ability to record the radio station into an MP3 format and replay later... or "tivo" the radio station for later playback for when you don't have time to listen to the radio. More games, sync possibilities and software changes including the ability to shuffle songs in playlists from the iPod. Now this is all theory, but it seems to fit pretty good IMO. But then again, it is theory Thoughts?