If there was an iPod mini, it could have 10 GB now.
Yep. Cornice today announced 10 GB 1" harddisks at CES in Las Vegas. Now that there's no more iPod mini, though, Apple simply doesn't have a product that those drives would fit in. They could
theoretically release a smaller version of the iPod video, but for video content, the 10 GB drive wouldn't make much sense, and the iPod video already is very thin, so a 10 GB version could merely reduce the screen size, basically. ;) ... I guess Apple will not make use of this evolutionary step in mini-sized harddrives.