IMHO Why the new touch doesn't have a Camera

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MacU, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. MacU macrumors newbie

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    Because Apple thinks that the Touch will compete with the iPhone. It's a stupid move and I hope I'm wrong since I know several people that are waiting to buy the touch with a camera primarily for gifts and for their kids.

    Apple probably thinks that people will drop their phone service for the touch since it will be able to do everything but contact the outside world.:confused:
     
  2. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    ...here is my inkling - http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=786519
     
  3. iSpaghettiCat macrumors regular

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    100% agree.

    Apple doesn't see the millions it could have been raking in just by adding a camera.
     
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    Apple (a.k.a. Steve Jobs) wanted to put a camera in the 3G Touch, made a prototype, and ordered parts. But, they simply had a glitch and could not produce 3G Touch with camera on time.

    Apple just screwed it up this time. That's it folks. This should be a major embarrassment on Apple's part, but many people who think Apple purposely left the camera out are unwittingly saving Apple's face(or ass).
     
  6. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Steve Jobs came back and eliminated the camera from the design.
     
  7. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, like he did not know about the camera prior to his comeback.
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    That isn't 100% confirmed. Just like the rumor claiming iPod touchs with cameras in the first place.

    It makes no sense to add a camera. I barely use mine on my phone. I would appreciate a 2x faster processor and better graphics chip. All my apps load about 2x faster than my friend's 2G iPod touch.
     
  9. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    Just to let you know - Touch sales have been doing well for quite some time now. From a company standpoint, they do not need to add a big feature (camera or video) right now, sales remain steady & are doing well...

    It makes a ton of sense to have a camera on an iPod Touch. Just look at the new Nano, and the new Nano commercials from Apple. The Nano has a video camera w/mic & a FM radio. What is your explanation for the Nano?

    Plus, the real benefit would be the app store. They would have a serious amount of coin coming to them if the Touch has a camera/video/mic. Also, You Tube & sites like Flickr/FaceBook would experience even more traffic of pics/vids coming to them as well...

    There is a market opportunity to be had...
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    While I think the camera is a nice addition, I think it wasn't added because of Steve Jobs. I think he views the iPod touch as a gaming system and therefore doesn't need the camera.
     
  11. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    Except for the fact, that a camera could potentially help it be an even better gaming system!!!

    You know about the Nintendo DSi having a camera - http://www.nintendodsi.com/

    I think Steve opted to not have it, so people would be more inclined to buy the Nano this year(and into the Holiday season where there is plenty of buyer's urge). The fact that the Nano has video, and the Touch does not - leaves me to argue this was a business decision to increase sales for the iPod Nano. Nano sales were hurting & Touch sales remained steady - so they made a marketing ploy to get the Nano back on track. Plus, you could label the Nano to be close to market saturation, so adding a big new feature would be perfect at this time. But, you release it to the Touch at the same time, and you just lost a buyers(Nano buyers) - they will go straight for the Touch.

    It is all about 'timing'...
     
  12. Tigger11 macrumors 6502

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    We have a video of a prototype Ipod Touch with a camera, including pictures of the motherboard. The 3G Ipod Touch comes out and its motherboard is layed out the same except there is a space where the camera module is supposed to be, and you still think there is a chance the original video isnt of a prototype? Really????
    -Tig
     
  13. G42X500macguy macrumors newbie

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    Hd?

    Perhaps they're waiting for the ability to do HD video...
     
  14. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Nope. Steve Jobs returned and they removed the camera from the initial designs for marketing reasons. You may eventually see a camera but it will be not till next year's refresh at the earliest.
     
  15. macboy4 macrumors regular

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    I saw this at Best Buy this afternoon...

    Apparently somebody thought a camera was coming.
     

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  16. Black Belt macrumors 6502a

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    Steve Jobs was just blowing smoke up your ass as usual. There was the same BS when the original touch didn't have Apps (Oh this is a phone, not a PDA :rolleyes:) Apple shovels more BS than anyone.

    There was a design problem - problem made them spontaneously combust or something so they pulled it at the last possible moment. Everyone with NDA's signed so they could manufacture cases with camera holes were left hanging. No they didn't pull those specs out of their ass, they got them from Apple. Get a clue.

    I sure am not buying one without a camera. I am already disappointed by the pathetic 64g memory. I am not going to get screwed when they pop the camera model and leave everyone who bought one without a camera in the giant pile of Apple obsolesence.
     
  17. Jimmy James macrumors 68030

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    No. Steve jobs had a meeting about the design paramemeters in 2008 - before he left - and they did not include a camera.
     
  18. 101X macrumors member

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    I think the camera was halted because of manufacturing issues. they might do another ipod touch refresh at the October Mac event if they have an event anyway.
     
  19. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502

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    I read on cnet that steve jobs wanted to make the ipod touch go after the video game market and he they had to keep it as cheap as it can
     
  20. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I think iTouch with Camera (and hope) may come before christmas... that's my guess.
    I'm not getting the touch until it has a camera.. ever... I may end up having to get an iPhone :(
     
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    I concur. After reading about five of these threads on various forums ive come to believe yours is the most plausible.
     
  22. gloss macrumors 601

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    You're mostly right but...64GB of flash memory is considered pathetic? You do realize that 128GB flash drives (i.e., just the memory and a USB controller) run for $360 right now?
     
  23. Jimmy James macrumors 68030

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    You were expecting more than a doubling of storage? Where are they going to buy the flash chips and at what price? Seriously, tell us!
     
  24. star-fish macrumors regular

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    No, if you're selling products, you want people to buy your most expensive product (particularly one that continues to generate as much additional money after selling it as possible, like with the Touch's applications).

    Boosting Nano sales is kind of pointless, since it has two marketing angles: for kids/people who will never spend much and for those who want something small to work out with. It doesn't matter if nano sales aren't doing that well - it's more of a low-end Touch alternative than Apple's flagship mp3 player. It's only there to fill up the range a bit and scrape any potential market. It's not a market leader and never will be.
     
  25. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    True, for the most part (but, not always)...

    Star-Fish, I thought you were on to something until your last couple of comments...

    What... :eek:

    :eek: ...I think you need to open the ears & eyes a little more.
     

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