One thing I really hate about apple, is how they launch a new set of ipods every freakin year. However, since the ipod touch and iphone are now game platforms, apple will have to slow down their refresh cycle, otherwise, the game developers as well as the consumers will not be able to keep up with all the new products and the differences between them. With that in mind, apple has to hold off any major updates (more power, better graphics, higher res screen ect.)to the itouch and iphone for at least 2-3 years. Knowing that apple can't really do anything major with the 3g itouch (because of game compatability), what do you think it will have? I think: 1. Internal stereo speakers for games. 2. Possibly ditch the chrome backing for a silver plastic one. 3. Better battery 4. One developer had talked about using the iphones camera for a game, as this idea becomes more popular, I can see a need to have a camera on the new ipod touch. And the 2009 iphone will have: 1. Possibly slimer design 2. Internal stereo speakers for games 3. better quality camera, at least 3-5 mega pixels. 4. (Confermed feature): option to have part of the display always on for quick info (battery, time, date), without using hardly any battery, through a second back light. This allows you to see minor information, without turning on the actual screen.