I contacted Apple this morning, as we are going to be giving away two ipod touches at a meeting. I was waiting to purchase them as I figured they would come with 2.0 firmware included. According to the person I spoke with at Apple, they will not be shipping ipod touches with the new 2.0 firmware, they will ship with 1.14 and 2.0 will have to be purchased for $9.95. I made it clear that I was talking about purchasing the ipods after firmware 2.0 had been released. Based on this information, I would assume there will be no price drop on the ipod touch in the near future.