Rumors have been flying around as of late on various Apple-friendly tech geek websites about the impending release of a new super iPod. These sites say the new iPod will have a color screen able to display photos and a huge 60-gig hard drive. It will also be able to stop bullets, take 6 inches off of your waist line, cure baldness and make you more attractive to the opposite sex. That's right folks, step right up! Seriously though, though Apple has declined to comment on the reports, those in the know are using their powers of deductive reasoning to come up with their ideas. According to Reuters, the arrival of the iPod mini was correctly predicted by Apple watchers based on Hitachi's announcement of its 1-inch hard drive.
The announcement responsible for these new reports comes from Toshiba, who makes the hard drives for the iPod. Last month, the company launched production of a 1.8-inch, 60-gig hard drive. Interesting, indeed.
It has been speculated that the new iPod will sell for around $500 and will synchronize with Apple's iPhoto software, as well as iTunes.
As soon as Apple speaks out on the new device, we'll be the first to let you know.