themattman wrote:Will there be a price drop across any of the iPod categories? I can't see Apple willing to drop any lower than they already have.
A price drop, particularly on iPod Nanos and Classics, would be nice. Larger capacities are more likely though. The Classic should be about 200-250GB
by now rather than that measly 120GB
I don't really disagree with you, but I think there is a problem with diminishing returns on making larger HD based iPods. I have well over 100GB of music alone, but none of my friends have anywhere near that. So, do you build a unit for the 1 out of 50 that has a huge library of music or do you chase the median? The only way to make a 250GB iPod compelling would be to shift the focus to something that takes more space, like video. While the 120 can play video, it certainly isn't optimized for it, not like the iPod Touch. So, before making a 250GB iPod Classic, it would seem to make more sense to me to make a 250GB HD based iPod Touch......
Or maybe an iPod Tablet?
I've never been a huge fan of the tablet computer idea, but I do think an iPod based multimedia tablet with limited applications capability might have some possibilities. Still, I'm not sure there is enough of a market for it for Apple to build one.