The first time this rumor hit it was courtesy of
Digitimes, which isn't exactly the most reliable source in the biz, but T3 swears that they have word from a
trustworthy insider that Apple is about to pop out new 2Gb and 4GB versions of the
iPod shuffle. Oh, and they're pretty sure that Apple is
getting ready to bump the iPod
mini up to 8GB, too (which makes sense, since Hitachi does have an
8GB Microdrive). They don't say how soon the new iPods
will be announced, or whether the new shuffles and new minis will all get announced at the same time.