New ~10.5-inch model with nearly bezel-free design rumored.
Flash-based iPod by Christmas?
It must be noted that Thomas Weisel has an investment banking relationship with SigmaTel and that neither the semiconductor company nor Apple has confirmed this deal.
If true, it could mean a cheaper, lighter, skip-proof iPod.
SigmaTel is a manufacturer of MP3 controller, Audio decoder, and USB mass-storage chips. They are not providing the flash storage itself, but the chips that would most likely enable a new iPod to use it.