i agree, too many ppl are unwilling to lose their tactile/physical buttons (or in this case wheel).
it is fine to launch an entirely new product solely available with a touch screen, or add another touchPod to the iPod line, however!
the loss of actual buttons would cannibalize sales of ipods. too many technophobes, and techies alike want the "control by feel" and such.
they do need a touch screen model tho!
bottom line: they need both a touch screen and a click wheel ipod!!!!
iphones wouldn't really be iphones nemore without a touch screen!!!
i want an iphone. really bad. send me a present please! hahaha...
What are people looking for more in a next generation iPod? iPhone-like, click-wheel based?
Personally, I think ditching the click wheel would be a bad choice. I'd release a touch iPod as a "pro" option, and keep the current line available with an updated GUI. Thoughts?