More Purported Next-Generation iPod Touch and iPod Nano Cases Surface

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Cult of Mac gathers an extensive gallery of cases from Chinese manufacturers claimed to be for the next-generation iPod touch and iPod nano. Cases for both devices feature holes in their backs that appear to provide openings for built-in cameras in the forthcoming models. The collection of cases follows discovery earlier this month of the first of these cases appearing on the market.

    Third-party cases have been mixed indicators of future Apple product revisions in the past, with iPhone 3G cases accurately reflecting the design that was ultimately released, while cases for a rumored "iPhone nano" have obviously not yet been met with a corresponding product release from Apple.

    Hardmac suggested in mid-May that both the iPod touch and iPod nano would see cameras added in their next revision in September of this year, and the iPod nano cases appearing in recent weeks are consistent with an artist's rendition developed by iLounge in late May based on their sources regarding the next-generation device. Wired also claimed in recent days that the next-generation iPod touch will have a video camera and microphone.

    While case manufacturers have in the past reportedly received detailed specs of forthcoming devices from Apple's manufacturing partners in Asia, MacRumors has also been told previously that case manufacturers do occasionally develop case designs based on prevailing rumors and "best guesses" in hopes of being correct and therefore being able to offer cases for Apple's next-generation devices immediately upon their launch.

    With Apple refusing to offer these manufacturers advance notice of its upcoming designs and the uncertain nature of other possible leaks, case manufacturers are sometimes left to choose between taking a calculated risk on investing in cases designed merely on rumored specs and the alternative of waiting until the products officially launch, at which point case design and production would likely lead to considerable lost time in the market. Consequently, whether the numerous consistent case designs available now are based on actual leaked specs or are simply the result of the many manufacturers all focusing in on an early "best guess" design remains unknown.

    Article Link: More Purported Next-Generation iPod Touch and iPod Nano Cases Surface
  2. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    iPod touch and nano users should be happy then.
  3. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I wonder if the iPod Touch will get that 5mp camera that was rumored awhile back. Not that it matters with the crappy lens, but HD video would be a nice feature.
  4. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2006
    I'd really really really doubt it. They're not going to make the iPhone's camera/video capabilities obsolete a month after it came out.

    I'm surprised the nano's getting one though.

    I wonder if it will be 3.0mp like the iPod touch's is though, probably.
  5. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2008
    Yay! A camera! I think it's interesting that they're keeping the 802.11 antenna in that certain spot though... it looks strange.
  6. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    Keep upping the ante, Apple :D

    Next year: OLED screens on all devices?
  7. talkingfuture macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2008
    The back of beyond.
    Only a few weeks to go now. Looks fairly likely that we will see a camera on the iPods, wonder how good it will be.
  8. a13x macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    It's a shame I have my 32GB iPod Touch...I'm skipping this generation. :rolleyes:
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Good news for FUTURE iPod Touch and iPod Nano owners.....:p:p:p
  10. cocky jeremy macrumors 601

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Just sell it now, then you'll get closer to full price than if you wait till they announce the new one.. my fiance is doing that. :)
  11. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    Is that the normal "Dock" for the bottom 4 icons on the iPod touch?
  12. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2008
    Wow...that iPod Touch is still running 1.x firmware. I would have thought surely everybody has upgraded to at least 2.0 by now?
  13. Just-A-Nooby macrumors newbie


    Jul 7, 2009
    South Carolina
    wowow..... this will be gr8!!! if the iphone dosent come to verizon... this is my next option....
  14. Spock macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    I wish T-Mobile would pick it up. No hardware changes would be needed.
  15. NeighbrhoodPush macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    This seems perfectly plausible!! Apple going after Flip and Creative's compact video recorder market share. Been holding off purchasing one of these for a while now, iPod Touch with HD camera would def. seal the deal...
  16. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2007
    Nagoya, Japan
    To me it looks like its just a model of a G1 Touch, not a real one.
  17. Jabbamk1 macrumors member


    Jun 18, 2009
    London, England
    I can see the point of a Camera on the iPod touch but why the iPod nano, its not exactly got bluetooth or internet connectivity. You would have to transfer the photos manually using a cable. Plus the screen isn't exactky that big or high res to view pictures with.

    If the nano gets a camera, i can see it being sold at the same price because apple will not update the HD space which has become a lot more affordable recently.
  18. zombitronic macrumors 65816


    Feb 9, 2007
    You mean with the background going only halfway up and the reflective icons like a real OS X Dock?


    According to, no.

  19. Rootman macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2003
    The holes on the back of the cases are for the smoke to come out.
  20. AlmostJosh macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2008
    If these were real why would the Touch be running 1.0? :confused:
  21. Hrududu macrumors 68020


    Jul 25, 2008
    Central US
    Same with me. I'm due for a new phone in May from Verizon, and if there isn't an iPhone option I'll get a touch to replace my 3rd gen iPod. If nothing else, I hope they bump up the capacities in the Touch to 16, 32, 64Gb
  22. puffnstuff macrumors 65816

    Jan 2, 2008
    The iPod line-up has to evolve or else it will die. So a camera on the Nano is a good idea.
  23. Jabbamk1 macrumors member


    Jun 18, 2009
    London, England
    no chance that apple are going to upgrade the HD space now that they have put cameras in. even if they do the price will be considerably higher and most people will not buy it at that price.
  24. AngryApple macrumors 6502

    Dec 25, 2008
    I may have to shower with my iPod touch to give me a reason to buy a new one. But I need to save the little money I make with eHow for a uMPB. Uh oh... D:
  25. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    You have to transfer the photos on my iPhone with a cable as well. Unless you email I don't see the issue.

    I think this is a great improvement. I also want one of those Flip cameras, but I will probably wait until I am eligible to upgrade to a 3GS. But if the nano get video (which I doubt), I'd probably get one of those right away.

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