ipodfun.de actually RTFM and found, oh, nothing much more than some instructions and an OFFICIAL APPLE MENTION OF A TOUCH-SCREEN IPOD!!!

All other Notes feature capabilities described in this document are supported for iPod models with display screens, beginning with the touch-screen models.

From Apple’s “iPod Notes Feature Guide,” dated October 20, 2006:

The guide in full is here (touch-screen iPod mentioned on page 10): http://macdailynews.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/ipodnotesfeatureguidecb.pdf

The ipodfun.de report (in German) here.

What do you think? Real confirmation? A copywriter-in-the-know’s Freudian slip? A typo? Something else?

[UPDATED: November 3, 12:34am EST: The developer document has now been changed: “All other Notes feature capabilities described in this document are supported for iPod models beginning with third-generation iPod (dock connector) models with touch wheel.”

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