Apple has come a long way with the iPod, constantly improving it and adding innovative new features. Since it's close to Christmas I figured that I'd put together my wishlist for the iPod of the future.
I originally wrote about my dream device almost a year ago on the PowerPage and it's actually more of an iCommunicator than an iPod. My iCommunicator has a small camera built-into the upper front edge of the top trim, similar to the Sony Vaio PCG-C1 subnotebook. The built-in camera rotates back into the trim cover of the device when not in use.
The iCommunicator looks and works like the personal communicator from Star Trek. The user selects who he or she wants to contact in a dock type menu and (if they answer) you get a full screen view of them on the screen. The device will work on GSM so that it works around the world. In addition to 3G cellular, the iCommunicator features built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. The screen will be OLED, high-definition and feature micro pixelation and will draw very little power.
It's admittedly not in Apple's sweet spot, but the iCommunicator would be the next logical step for the iPod and I'm sure that lots of people would gobble them up.