Camera and curves – is this the 4th gen iPod touch?

Everyone knows that Apple releases iPod hardware in the Fall. This year, like last year will see new iPod touch, nano and maybe Classic models. New hardware isn’t news at all. Still, when purported leaks fire up the interweb, the rumours-mills churn. We are churning. HardMac came across the above picture of the purported new iPod touch from an accessory maker. As you can see, it sports the often-rumoured rear-mounted camera. It’s also lost its black birthmark. Unlike the iPhone 4, however, the ‘leaked’ iPod touch looks to retain its curves.

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Jobs only knows why hitherto iPod touch models have lacked cameras. AppleInsider reckon that the next gen will sport a camera because of Apple’s FaceTime. I say bullocks. FaceTime ain’t ergonomically possible with only a back-mounted camera unless the new iPod touch also packs a vanity mirror (no, the uber-shiny backside doesn’t count) screen – that ain’t gonna happen. For FaceTime to make any sense, there has to be a FRONT-mounted camera, too.

If Apple fabs a back-mounted camera of 3-5 megapixels, so be it. It makes sense to fasten a camera to each and every iDevice, especially with all the great photography apps in the App Store.

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