The next Apple iPod may have some form of wireless capability.

A short report on DigiTimes claims that Apple will launch a wirelss iPod 'soon', saying the company intends to compete with Microsoft's own stab at Apple's market share with its Zune player, which it's expected to ship before the end of the year.

The report also says Apple is currently instructing sale staff in Asia on how they can demonstrate the new-model iPods.

Apple Taiwan denied the claims.