Lots of Digg interest about the iPod AV over the weekend: a MacShrine article (taken down after “Apple Legal sent a DCMA to our hosts who then suspended us for most of the morning”) and a Gizmodo video purporting to show the next entry into the iPod market. In a nutshell, these show a rectangular 4-ish-inch screen with a virtual scroll wheel, and a standard docking port on one of the short edges.
Assuming these leaks are not faked, I’m not sure how much I like (or dislike) the idea of on-screen virtual scrollwheel manipulation, especially given how easily my 5G scratches and picks up fingerprints. Also I think I’d miss the wonderful tactile response of the real scrollwheel.
If you want to take a look, you’ll find mirror links to the original pictures at Digg.