Toshiba said Tuesday that it would begin shipping a 100GB 1.8-inch hard drive in January of next year, leading to speculation that the timing may have something to do with a new iPod that may be launched at the MacWorld 2007 Expo in January. Toshiba's new drive is the same physical size as what is used in the current crop of iPods, although in 30GB and 80GB capacities.
Rumors have surfaced in the past month of a touch-screen iPod model to be announced at the show. The unit is expected to sport a 3.5-inch display, and would be the first major upgrade to the iPod platform in over a year.
Toshiba, Ship, 100GB, 1.8-inch HDD