Here's my personal take on the features I expect the new 3G iPod to incorporate. Before you go ranting on that this is just copying the tech specs for the iPhone 3GS ... it's not. They may be similar, but rest assured I didn't just copy and paste the information. It's based on the many rumors floating around coupled with basic logic. On that note, here we go: Capacity: The iPod Touch 3G will be available in 16, 32, and 64 GB models. I highly doubt they will continue the 8GB line, leaving that instead to the now-cheaper 2G iPod. Color: Different color choices have been a long time coming to the iPod Touch, so there is a chance they will begin offering it in black and white. I'm unsure on this one. Camera: Most likely the same model used in the 3GS (a 3-megapixel still camera with video recording capability), or a slightly better one. CPU: Will be upgraded to the latest ARM11 chip, clocked to 600MHz or higher. GPU: Will be upgraded to the new PowerVR SGX chip. RAM: At least 256MB will be included with the 3G iPod. Display: The display will stay the same, a 3.5-inch multi-touch widescreen, although they will probably add the same fingerprint-resistant coating as the new iPhone has. Audio: A microphone will be added, but otherwise the 3G iPod will retain the same stereo headphone jack and built-in speaker as its predecessor. Wireless: The built-in wi-fi chip will be upgraded to support 802.11n technology, and a better Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR chip as well. Speculation abounds as to whether or not it will include some form of GPS and/or a magnetometer; I really hope it does, but it all depends on whether or not Apple feels that including it would be cutting too deep into the potential market for the iPhone. Another wait-and-see. Sensors: Improved accelerometer and ambient light sensor. Battery: Based on the battery upgrade that occurred between the 1G and 2G iPods, as well as the battery life of the current iPhone, I estimate that the 3G iPod will have at least 8-10 hours of continuous wi-fi use, 10 hours of video playback, 40 hours of audio playback, or 350 hours of standby time. And there you have it, my bit-by-bit breakdown of what the 3G iPod should look like. Excepting the uncertainty around GPS capabilities and color choices, I expect the new iPod to look really similar to this model when it is finally released, if not better than what I expect.