iPod Mini to 'drop hard drive, gain colour display'
Apple’s iPod Mini is to gain a colour display but lose its hard drive in a major, post-ROKR shake-up of the Mac maker’s music player line-up.
So claims website Think Secret citing a variety of moles.
Like the iPod Shuffle, the Mini will gain Flash storage in place of the hard drive, though its capacity will not be reduced. Instead, it will be relaunched in 4GB, 6GB and 8GB versions. With no hard disk, battery life is likely to be significantly better than the Mini achieves today, though the move to a 1.5in colour display could counter that. The new release will also be smaller, but the general design – display above clickwheel – is expected to remain the same.
Full article: The Register