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Another Next-Generation iPod Touch LCD and Front Panel Assembly Surfaces

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Leaks of claimed next-generation iPod touch parts continue to surface, further bolstering speculation that Apple is preparing to launch new models with front-facing cameras to allow for FaceTime video calling. The latest leak comes via M.I.C. gadget, which reveals another LCD/front panel assembly on sale for approximately $95 at a Chinese e-commerce site.
The part clearly shows a front-sided hole that would leave room for a front-facing FaceTime camera, and the part is labeled "Apple (c) 2010".

An iPhone parts supplier is responsible for the store, and this supplier claimed that they got these parts through a "special channel", maybe this is the iPod touch 4th generation prototype which is leaked from the factory.


Just two weeks ago, we received images of a similar assembly also bearing Apple branding on the ribbon cable. The styling of the branding differs slightly between these two samples, however, with the earlier version utilizing two lines of text for the "Apple" brand and dating while the new version presents the text on a single line. Our earlier sample carried a production date of April 2010 stamped on the back of the LCD, while the new version appears to carry only a serial number.




Apple is widely expected to introduce new iPod touch models sometime in the next month or two, with recent claims pointing to a mid-September media event for their debut. Recent betas of iOS 4.1 have suggested that Apple will be utilizing email addresses as options for FaceTime video call initiation, allowing non-iPhone iOS devices such as the iPod touch and iPad to utilize the feature should they receive video camera capabilities.

Article Link: Another Next-Generation iPod Touch LCD and Front Panel Assembly Surfaces
 

DylanLikesPorn

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May 20, 2010
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So it has a built-in front facing camera? This is exciting if leak is true.

My 1G itouch is on its last legs... almost dead battery.
 
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imacman9

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Aug 13, 2010
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Postive.

I'm positive this is the real deal. I would be shocked if Apple didn't go this route with their next iPod Touch lineup.
 
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iDisk

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but it wasn't shot in an elevator. my expectations suitably tempered for now. i may go full fanboy on sept 7.

Yeah your right, last year hopes were high when the leaked camera pics of the iPod touch were revealed and then once the event happened hopes were dashed... Apple wants to push FaceTime so it should have it though..... really cool to hear your still running with a 1st gen congrats man;)
 
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griz

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Don't cheap out on us Apple. Front and rear facing camera with 5MP and HD video or it's going to be a hard sell for me.
 
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Reddkryten

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Sep 10, 2009
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Woo yay, fun leaks about the back of the iPod... now can we get some leaks about a rear camera?
 
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Xian Zhu Xuande

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Don't cheap out on us Apple. Front and rear facing camera with 5MP and HD video or it's going to be a hard sell for me.
Don't get your hopes up too much on the camera. The iPod Touch is so thin that they may not be able to work it in at this time and I doubt they'll widen it specifically for the camera. HD is one thing, but you'll probably get quality from a 3MP camera which soundly defeats many other 5MP units in similar devices. The photo tests, one way or another, will be where the meat is.
 
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imacman9

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Don't cheap out on us Apple. Front and rear facing camera with 5MP and HD video or it's going to be a hard sell for me.

Agreed!

I would also like to see the new iPhone4 type hardware style. Looking at the "leaked pictures" I'm assuming thats what we are going to get. :)
 
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FFArchitect

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Mar 14, 2010
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Agreed, need both cameras on it. If it does, this is going to blow up FaceTime as a service.
 
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Master Chief

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Remember what Steve Jobs said? As soon as people find out about new products, the old ones stop selling. Now the big question is; How much stock is there to get rid of before the September event?

A store manager told me that they won't get any new products before their stock is sold out, simply because they can't return them, and nobody is interested in previous models. Hmm. I guess that we have to wait a few weeks, and see what happens.
 
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exscape

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Jul 29, 2008
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Agreed!

I would also like to see the new iPhone4 type hardware style. Looking at the "leaked pictures" I'm assuming thats what we are going to get. :)

Agreed x2.
If it has the iPhone 4 camera + retina display, I'll probably upgrade for those two. If it lacks either, most likely no upgrade.
 
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Mike84

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Jun 23, 2010
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So, it seems that there are more leaks of future Apple products than before. Is this something Apple is upset about and wants to control or is this inevitable?
 
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nexsta

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this leaks kill the excitement before a special event, liked it more before without leaks...
 
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djscooterb

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Feb 1, 2010
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Who says they are iPod Touch parts?

There is nothing on these parts (that I have seen) that specifically link them to the iPod Touch. Because they lack the ear slot? Do I want them to be legit? Yes! But what stops me from taking the glass off an iPhone 4, doing minimal touchups and posting it as a leaked iPod Touch face? Nothing.
 
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