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More Evidence of Cameras in Next Gen iPod Touch and Nano?

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Two new images of cases for the upcoming iPod Touch and iPod Nano have begun circulating. The new cases suggest that the next generation Touch and Nano will indeed include a camera.

The first image from Uxsight is listed as a "New iPod Touch 3G" with "hold for a camera in the back" and comes with the following image:




The second case design was posted on DealExtreme and shows an "iPod Nano 5" case with another hole in the back that is presumably again for the camera:



The reliability of these early case designs has been mixed in the past. While they have been accurate with the iPhone 3G design, they were also responsible for many of the iPhone Nano claims which never came true.

Still, the design of the iPod Nano's camera location is consistent with sketches provided by iLounge in May. iLounge also reported that the iPod Nano would be getting a camera with its next revision.

Article Link: More Evidence of Cameras in Next Gen iPod Touch and Nano?
 

Merkuryy

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Can someone told me how should I use an iPod with a camera less than 3.2M (for sure) while I have a Nokia N85 with 5M pixels, and not counting there are millions of people who are using the N73. I still think "Battery Life" will be the killer apps for 7G iPod as they did it to the Macbook lines:eek:
 

philgilder

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Can someone told me how should I use an iPod with a camera less than 3.2M (for sure) while I have a Nokia N85 with 5M pixels, and not counting there are millions of people who are using the N73. I still think "Battery Life" will be the killer apps for 7G iPod as they did it to the Macbook lines:eek:
megapixels aren't everything, and for many people a mobile phone camera won't replace a standard camera because no matter how many pixels the phone has, it won't match the quality

I'm wondering why the cases have a longer hole for the camera. flash? mirror?
 

thomahawk

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well i'd love to see a camera on the new ipod touch.

that way i can upload pics up facebook or whatever when theres wifi. since i dont usually bring my laptop when traveling.
 

na1577

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@ Arn

Two additional iPod touch cases depicting the same camera location:

http://www.iphoneography.com/journal/2009/6/4/silicon-case-for-ipod-touch-3g-with-camera.html
http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25889~r.55313135
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On one hand, I think it's a bit odd that the iPod touch has the camera in the middle, as the back of the touch already looks strange enough... but I suppose the lock button and WiFi antenna wouldn't allow it to be placed anywhere else. As for the iPod nano, that's a really stupid idea. WHY would it be placed there? I've heard people mention it's because of landscape mode, but who holds their nano that way when they use it in landscape? I really hope the case in that picture is upside down :eek:

I think the idea of a camera in the nano is a bit pointless, but I guess Apple doesn't want the money the poured into the iPhone camera to be a waste.
 

wizard

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Just imagine all the shower pics from your local gym.

Um I dont see any reason why you would need a camera on the nano.

Besides the use by perverts I can see many people making use of a camera in more acceptable ways. However I don't see the camera being good enough to be a huge draw.

As to the pics I'm not even sure the cut outs are for cameras. The shape is to odd for that. What an oblong camera?


Dave
 

aljawad

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At this early stage of a new series of iPod anticipations (ETA: September, two full months ahead), and given how Apple is known for not releasing future specs to third party manufacturers until almost the time of the products release: exactly how much faith can we put on such alleged pictures?
 

SuperMacMan

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I *really* just want Apple to make the iPod Touch as similar to the iPhone as possible.

i.e. put the lock button on the right (not left) like iPhone, the camera on the right, GPS, etc. etc.

The only difference would be minus the cell phone parts.
 

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The hole in the button-back part of the new iPod Nano is where the new Mini USB port input is. All thanks to the new European standard.




Don't worry... im bluffing...
 

MarkMS

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Could be a good gimmick, what I really want is GPS though.

I *really* just want Apple to make the iPod Touch as similar to the iPhone as possible.

i.e. put the lock button on the right (not left) like iPhone, the camera on the right, GPS, etc. etc.

The only difference would be minus the cell phone parts.


GPS sounds like a good feature on paper, but without a WiFi connection it's useless. Apple is willing to keep it out of the Touch mainly because they'll have people calling Apple Support asking how to get GPS to work in the car. Then again they could preload the Touch with the maps, but that would just waste precious storage space.

I would agree they should make it similar to the iPhone with the lock button and camera lens location (if the cases turn out to be for the real Touch).
 

griz

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I *really* just want Apple to make the iPod Touch as similar to the iPhone as possible.

i.e. put the lock button on the right (not left) like iPhone, the camera on the right, GPS, etc. etc.

The only difference would be minus the cell phone parts.

I'll second that but I don't see it happening since they need to differentiate the product enough to give people incentive to go to the iPhone. I'm already happy carrying an old Lg5100 along with my touch. Give me all the other iPhone features in the touch and I will not be likely to think about the iPhone ever again.
 

griz

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At this early stage of a new series of iPod anticipations (ETA: September, two full months ahead), and given how Apple is known for not releasing future specs to third party manufacturers until almost the time of the products release: exactly how much faith can we put on such alleged pictures?

Here's a thought. Maybe we will see it in July. Something bigger will be announced in Sept. I mean that in terms of physical size as well a grandure.
 

brendanspah764

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There has always been a dramatic change to the Nano.
First: White Plastic "Classic"
Second: Aluminum "More Mini"
Third: Square Widescreen "Fatty"
Fourth: Back to Candybar-Design Thinner Accelerometer "Perfect?"

But a CAMERA! I was hoping for a new case to the Nano. I am pretty sure NONE of us has had a moment and said, " Darn... Why couldn't have my Nano had a camera! That is what they need to put in next!!!!" It'll probably be a crappy VGA camera, the cameras that were in cell phones in 2000-2005 or whatever. I hoping that all of this is fake because I am in need of a new iPod...
 

griz

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Then again they could preload the Touch with the maps, but that would just waste precious storage space.

While I see the addition of GPS unlikely your mention of the space restriction actually lends credence to the notion that it could be an exclusive addition to the 64gig model. This would be a big upsell feature.
 

aljawad

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I don't know why people think GPS requires Wi-Fi. Do those Garmin GPS's all have a persistent wireless connection? No, you just have local/downloaded maps.

see: http://appshopper.com/navigation/g-map-us-east

arn

The strength of the GPS implementation on the iPhone is the online link, enabling up to the minute links to sites and features that are not necessarily available as either hard-wired or software additions on mainstream GPS units.

GPS is also an attractive feature to complement the camera for geotagged imagery :p
 

Phycoduck

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I don’t see why add a camera to a music device. But you have to admit, the Nano is an amazing device in a very small package. Not just that… out of all the apples products, the nano is the most better looking and best build quality. And just for £150.

And now they are adding a camera and I think upping the memory to 32GB (going by the history).

That very good engineering.
 
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