Next Generation iPod Touch To Come With iPhone 3GS-Like 3.2-MP Camera?
Folks at ElectricPig had claimed earlier this week that the upcoming model of iPod Touch could come with a 5-megapixel camera with flash and HD video recording capabilities.
The website had reported that the specs of the next generation iPod Touch were revealed by UK retailer John Lewis during an event in Central London.
Reports are now coming in that the next generation iPod Touch may not get a front-facing camera if Apple chooses to continue with the current form factor. This is because a camera module with a 5-megapixel sensor will require a depth of 6.5mm, which the current form factor cannot offer.
This does not negate the possibility of a rear-facing camera on iPod Touch though. Folks at 9to5Mac report that according to their sources, Apple may equip the new iPod Touch with a 3.2-megapixel camera that is very similar to the camera module provided on iPhone 3GS. The sources have also noted that the upcoming iPod Touch may not come with the design elements that Apple has incorporated in iPhone 4. These sources have indicated that iPod Touch 4G may either retain its present form factor or come with a redesigned form factor that we are yet to see.
This argument is however refuted by a MacRumors report. The website explains:
"But even that specific camera module would have difficulty fitting into the current iPod touch body, as iFixit's Kyle Wiens tells us that the iPhone 3GS camera's 5 mm depth is still too much for the iPod touch's tapered body. A "squaring off" of the body similar to that seen on the iPhone 4 would seem to leave sufficient room for the 3GS-like camera module if Apple decided to go with a uniform 8.5 mm thickness, the current maximum thickness of the iPod touch."
Apple is expected to launch the next generation iPod Touch in September. If Apple's history with design changes are anything to go by, there is a high probability that the design elements from the new iPhone 4 make their way into the next generation iPod Touch.
What do you think? Are you planning to buy the next generation iPod Touch? What's on your wish list?
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