lets see? the processor of the 2nd gen ipod is under clocked to 500 mhz. there is still more mhz that would boost up the speed to 600mhz. this would make the ipod faster and reach higher speeds. i expect apple to do that when they launch apps for the 3g itouch using the speed on it, while having them for the 2nd gen NOT making the owners mad. this of course may kill the battery faster. but the itouch 2nd gen and 3rd gen (8gb) version will not kill you from the slower speeds. it's something like what sony did with there psp. p.s. does the 3rd gen itouch use the full 800mhz or is it still under clocked.?