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Images of Next-Generation iPod Touch Surface?

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Earlier this week, MacRumors received a somewhat blurry image claimed to be the next-generation iPod touch. The image depicts a camera centered at the top of device's rear, corresponding with numerous third-party case designs appearing from Chinese manufacturers in recent months.




Today, MacRumors received word from the same source that the rumored next-generation device had been torn apart and images posted to the on-air blog of Covino & Rich, hosts of the Maxim Radio talk radio show on Sirius and XM satellite radio. The blog post includes additional information from the source regarding the origins of the device.
-to show it’s real. If you look at the board, it states Apple 2009 very clear. The 2nd gen AKA iPod touch out now, has 2008 on it. They haven’t revised the 2008 touch. I will compare them in pic in a sec.

-BTW, these phones NEVER leave Apple and this one left but it was a durability test phone, so that’s why the screen is all gridded off and cracked.

-The side by side picture is the inside of the current gen vs the 3rd gen (one coming out in September).

-I acquired this from a guy that I buy parts phones and iPods from. I believe he’s a recycler in ***********, so what most likely happened is that Apple threw this away and he some how got it and sold it for parts.







The Covino & Rich blog post includes additional images showing several other angles of the device, as well as some internal shots revealing that the purported next-generation iPod touch appears nearly identical to the current version.

Apple has been rumored to be holding a media-focused keynote event in early September, where many are expecting to see the launch of new iPod touch models.

Article Link: Images of Next-Generation iPod Touch Surface?
 

zedsdead

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I really don't care if these are real or not, but I do expect this is what the next iPod Touch will look like.
 
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iGuardian

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I hope they change the back from metal to plastic... I don't like the metal-with-camera look to it...
 
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MXChristian11

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damn man, did he have to like drag it behind his truck to sneak it to his house? my god, thing looks like it got caught in a fight with a lawn mower and the lawn mower won! :eek:
 
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Surely

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Looks scratchy.

I'm sure that case manufacturers are happy that Apple has kept the scratchtastic back. If this turns out to be real, that is.
 
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stridemat

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Now that it has a camera I wonder if it will have video? Be excellent if it does.
 
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BryanLyle

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Why does it have a little light beside the camera? Is that going to be an indicator that the camera is on? Or a flash perhaps?
 
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zedsdead

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Now that it has a camera I wonder if it will have video? Be excellent if it does.

Of course it will. Will be the same functionality as the 3gs, unless of course Apple stops crippling the chipset and allows 720p recording but that isn't going to happen.
 
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geoffreak

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Looks a bit photoshopped to me, but I can see how a new iPod Touch would look like that.
 
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loesjoel

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I'll go ahead and believe these are real. I mean really, how far off could it possibly be?

I'll also go ahead and state my disappointment that they're still going with the metal back. I've owned a lot of iPods over the years and, by far, the one that still looks the best is the 2G iPod nano with it's aluminum unibody because it doesn't show wear like these stainless steel backs do.
 
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Small White Car

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Well, even if it's not real, that's probably what it will look like.

So I guess it doesn't really matter if the photos are fake...that's pretty much what you'll get!
 
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designgeek

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These do correspond to the cases we saw earlier, these photos aren't bad though which is nice, better than the tablet videos floating around...:rolleyes:
 
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Quicksilver00X

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Looks pretty legitimate to me but honestly adding a sub-par camera to the iPod Touch doesn't really make it exciting.

However, a price drop and a faster processor along with more storage would make this worthy of an upgrade.
 
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