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Next Generation iPod Touch To Get Front-Facing Camera For FaceTime, 5-MP Camera, HD Video Recording And More

July 8th, 2010 07:40 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

New iPod Touch

Electricpig.co.uk reports that Apple’s next generation iPod Touch could come with a 5-megapixel camera with flash and HD video recording capabilities that were recently introduced in iPhone 4 that was launched couple of weeks back.

Electricpig claims that UK retailer John Lewis revealed the new specs at its “Xmas in July” event in central London.

The UK retailer also claims that users will be able to make FaceTime calls over Wi-Fi on the next generation iPod Touch, indicating that it will get a front facing camera.

MacRumors also points out:

a slide presented by Steve Jobs at Apple's introduction of the iPhone 4 indicating that the company expects to ship tens of millions of "FaceTime devices" this year. As noted by Daring Fireball's John Gruber, Apple's decision to use the term "FaceTime devices" rather than simply addressing the iPhone 4 suggests that the company has more in store for the feature, with the iPod touch being an obvious possibility

According to them, the new iPod Touch will come with a three-axis gyroscope that was included in iPhone4, which will bring more gestures and greater precision for an even better gaming experience on the new iPod Touch.

Folks at 9to5Mac report that several merchants on Alibaba.com are already offering parts that they claim are of the next generation iPod Touch. As you can see from the screenshot below, the parts have a hole in the center of the front plate, which is probably for a front-facing camera.


New iPod Touch



New iPod Touch

It seems quite logical for Apple to bring some of the new features that were introduced in iPhone 4 to the fourth generation iPod Touch. Apple is expected to release the next generation iPod Touch in September.

Let us know what you think about the new iPod Touch specs. What’s on your wish list?

[Electricpig.co.uk via Macrumors]

Source: Next Generation iPod Touch To Get Front-Facing Camera For FaceTime, 5-MP Camera, HD Video Recording And More

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