ilounge is reporting that Apple has begun to ship a protective sleeve with its iPod nano. It is almost certain that this is in response to all the complaints about how vulnerable to scratches the nano is. The case is very similar to the one that are included with fifth-generation iPods.
The specifications that show what is included in the kit still do not show the sleeve.
There is also no word from Apple yet about whether people who purchased their nano and did not get get the sleeve will be able to get one as well.