Next Generation iPod Touch LCD Display And Front Panel Assembly Leaked?
An iPhone parts supplier has put up a next generation iPod Touch panel for sale on a Chinese website. The pictures of the unit confirm earlier rumors about the next generation device carrying a front-facing camera to support FaceTime video calling.
According to reports on M.I.C Gadget, the parts are currently on sale at $95 and is said to have been procured via a "special channel".
This is the second instance this month for an iPhone parts supplier to have leaked pictures of the upcoming iPod Touch model. Earlier this August, a supplier had published pictures of what he claimed were the front LCD and bezel of the fourth generation iPod Touch. The iPod Touch parts revealed in the latest leak are very similar to the pictures that were leaked earlier. There is one minor difference though. While the earlier sample had the production date as well as serial number stamped on the back of the LCD panel, the new sample only carries a serial number.
Nevertheless, with both units revealing a hole on the front side of the LCD panel, the chances for the new iPod Touch unit to carry a front-facing camera are becoming increasingly bright. The upcoming model of iPod Touch is widely believed to support the FaceTime video calling feature that is already available on the new iPhone 4. The beta version of iOS 4.1 is reported to contains pieces of code that suggest a possible use of email addresses to reference iPod Touch units in FaceTime video calling.
Apple has traditionally unveiled its new iPod Touch models in the month of September. With just a few more days to go for the rumored media event to take place, we are excited to know about the new features that the upcoming model of iPod Touch would carry. What's in your wish list?
[via M.I.C Gadget]
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