A PDF on Apple's website includes evidence that Apple is planning to release iPods with a touchscreen. However, it may just be a typo.
The touch-screen iPod, which will sport a 3.5-inch display, has been in development for at least 18 months. Its existence led to confusion last year, when sources privy to the touch-screen iPod's details stressed that the "video iPod" would not emerge until 2006 at the earliest.
In October 2005, Apple debuted the fifth-generation iPod with video playback capabilities. Prior to that announcement, Think Secret had said the video iPod would not arrive that month, but at the request of sources who wanted their identities protected Think Secret was unable to elaborate on the misinformation until sources gave the green light that following February.
Originally, the touch-screen iPod, which sources say Apple refers to as the true "video iPod" (as opposed to the "5G iPod with video playback"), was slated to debut in the first-half of 2006, but problems with the new technology caused the revolutionary iPod to be pushed back first to the second-half of 2006, then to early 2007.