AppleInsider claims we can expect the launch of new iPod players and professional Mac computer systems during October.
The site reports Apple's fifth-generation HDD iPods will feature a click wheel designed be able and will feature a significant reduction in overall size and volume. According to their sources the new iPod will feature Toshiba's new perpendicular magnetic recording 1.8-inch HDDs. Currently these drives are available in capacities of 40GB and 80GB.
The new drives are only 5mm and 8mm thick, respectively, making the 40GB drive 3m thinner and 15 percent smaller in volume than the 40GB HDD used in an earlier version of the iPod.
The sources also claim the new iPod will finally feature video playback.
Apple's resellers and retails also anticipate the release of new HDD iPods from Apple and are revising their orders in preparation of new products, AppleInsider has been told. They say current inventory and order trends associated with the 20GB and 60GB iPod photo models are indicative of forthcoming refreshes. Resellers also report lagging sales of iPod photos over the last few months.
We can also possibly expect new dual-core Power Mac G5 systems or PowerBook G4 notebooks.