Let's go back to Summer 2009... June: iPhone 3GS was released. Was only an incremental upgrade from iPhone 3G. From July - September: Cases from various manufacturers appear with camera holes for the 3rd Gen iPod Touch. http://tinyurl.com/ipt3gcam1 http://tinyurl.com/ipt3gcam2 http://tinyurl.com/ipt3gcam3 August: Pictures of 3rd Gen iPod Touch prototype appear with a camera on it! http://tinyurl.com/ipt3gcam September: Apple holds "It's only Rock and Roll" iPod media event. iPod Touch 3rd Gen launches WITHOUT cameras. When asked about the missing camera, Apple denies any existence of camera and touts iPod Touch as a gaming device. http://tinyurl.com/ipt3gcam4 iFixit posts it's usually teardown and reveals empty space where missing camera should be. http://tinyurl.com/ipt3gcam5 April 2010 Seven months after the 3rd Gen iPod touch is released without a camera, prototypes with a camera appear on eBay for a short type... only to be removed from the auction site at the request of Apple. http://tinyurl.com/ipt3gcam6 I posted all of this to show you that cases appearing in China, cases appearing in US stores, and actual prototypes even popping up doesn't mean it will be released.