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A New iPod Touch (and iPod Nano) With a Camera?

July 6, 2009

One of the features that iPod Touch users (I’m included!) have been steadily requesting from Apple is a camera, and since the official introduction of the video capabilities of the iPhone, a video camera as well, just like the iPhone 3GS’. And according to reports (basically rumors though, BUT remember: the same thing happened with the iPhone 3GS), they may be getting their wish.

While attributing its information only to “sources in Asia,” TechCrunch claims that Apple has placed an order for camera modules destined for the next version of the iPod Touch. The size of the order, according to TechCrunch, is “massive.” TechCrunch also says that the cameras are “inexpensive cameras, in the $10 range.”

MacRumors is taking the camera information a step further, claiming that both the iPod Touch and iPod Nano will receive cameras when they are updated. New case designs, reportedly for the iPods, show a hole for the camera.

This isn’t the first time rumors of iPods getting a camera have come up. In May, AppleInsider said that iPods would get cameras similar to those found in iPhones.

At this point the only handheld device from Apple with a camera is the iPhone. All three models (iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS) of the iPhone come with a one.

In addition to its 3-megapixel still camera, the iPhone 3GS includes video recording and basic video-editing software, which allows chunks of video to be uploaded to YouTube or MobileMe.

MacRumors‘ supposed photos of the new cases:

And AppleInsider‘s rendering of an iPod Nano with a camera:

iPod nano with Cam
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