I don't think you'll see a 120 or 160GB anytime soon, because the flash memory is not available at that size or at least not at an affordable enough price for them to do so within the price scheme that they currently offer. Makes sense to me!
In regards to the camera, there is little doubt they drop the ball on that one, but depending on where you get your information. It seems that there were some problems with the camera and in their testing they just couldn't seem to get it right and finally made the decision to not add the Camera. Then I also heard that an executive decision was made because of the cost of the Cam and in order to keep the pricing within the range at retail and still make a profit they decided to drop the cam. I've not seen where Steve said folks don't want a Cam, I seen where he supposedly said the will roll out a cam model later. So, which is the real reason, take your pick.
I am just glad I got an iPhone as I don't have to worry about all that! 32GB is plenty big enough for all the music apps you can add now days. I just don't see where having a huge amount of memory is that important anymore, but I can only speak for myself.
I'm sure your right about the flash memory. Here is the link the the Steve Jobs reason for no camera. Steve Jobs Gives His Reasons for Lack of Camera in iPod Touch - ipod touch 3rd generation - Gizmodo
That site is really good and has great info. Make sure you read the bottom. It made me laugh.
Apple tends to double whatever the memory capacity of the previous version was. 8, 16, 32, now 64GB. I can't imagine the 128GB can be too far away. I am looking for something that plays on my old iPod Hifi without having to worry about Airplane mode or charging, and this qualifies.
PC Mag Editors Choice (iPod Touch 3rd Gen)
Cnet iPod Touch 3rd Gen Still King of the Hill
Just to name a couple. Seems that most are now comparing it to the Zune HD and still say it is the best portable music player on the market. What is strange is many tout it is because of iTunes 9 which has so many new cool features. iTunes has always sort of been the thing that many have used as a reason NOT to get an iPod.
Good read, but many will say these two reviewers or company reviews are just Pro Apple! It will be interesting to see there Zune HD reviews.
Honestly the only thing keeping me from buying one is the lack of clickwheel for use in the car without looking at the screen. Using the touch screen for blind control might be tough!
I'd really love to see a slimmed down version that just does basic ipod management. Plus I find it highly annoying that it installs crap on your system without asking you (bonjour and mobile device support come to mind). Not to mention how the apple updater tries to push Safari on you whenever you update iTunes. So I like iTunes, but it has a lot of annoying habits that would make even Microsoft blush.
did they add a memory slot?
can you swap batteries?
I want to remove the battery for storage. I use it so infrequently that the battery is dead by the time i go to use it, even if it was fully charged. when Im away from an outlet for a few days at a time an extra battery is essential.
So its OK to you if a product just gets pitched in a land fill when the battery back dies? Apples' so green...