Apple has hinted at a Video iPod in the next couple of months with the expansion of its iPod trademark to include video as well as other features the iPod line encompasses.

Filed on June 18, 2005 the character mark description now reads.

full line of electronic and mechanical accessories and computer software for portable and handheld digital electronic devices for recording, organizing, transmitting, manipulating, and reviewing text, data, audio, image, and video files;


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all for use with portable and handheld digital electronic devices for recording, organizing, transmitting, manipulating, and reviewing text, data, audio, image, and video files in Class 9

The original iPod trademark from October 2001 was limited to text, data and audio files:

Portable and handheld digital electronic devices for recording, organizing, transmitting, manipulating, and reviewing text, data, and audio files

The expanded trademark description maybe to cover Apple against future developments in the media center field, however the result has sent the iPod Video rumour sites into a flutter.