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Fourth Generation iPod touch With Camera Leaked On Video

Gordon Kelly


Vietnam is definitely off Apple's Christmas card list...

The socialist republic's premier tech blog Tinhte has already been responsible for an iPhone 4G teardown and now it has ripped the veil away from the next generation iPod touch.

Confirmed with both detailed photos and an extensive video (which includes connecting it to iTunes), the big - and hugely predictable news - is Apple's fourth shot at its flagship MP3 player will indeed feature an integrated camera. The omission of which on the third generation iPod Touch was arguably a greater news story than the device itself.

The bad news is shots clearly show a very small lens and no flash, so I'm thinking the barely passable video recorder on the fifth generation iPod nano or the 2MP/3.2MP camera seen on the iPhone 3G/3GS is in order. Rather than anything to compete with what is believed to be a 5MP camera with flash seen on the leaked iPhone 4G.

An interesting caveat is that the prototype's ID ties it to the third generation iPod touch and given it was rumoured to feature a camera until a last minute technical hitch we may be looking at an abandoned 3G. That said I think a camera - of whatever quality - can now be nailed onto the specifications list of the fourth gen iPod touch.

Good and about time...

Link: Tinhte

Tim Sutton

May 20, 2010, 4:23 am

Gosh, that's terrific news!

It'll be so useful to have a camera on my MP3 player for those oh-so-frequent occasions when my phone camera, video camera and, y'know, camera camera just can't get the job done.

I'd far rather have a sub-par camera shoe-horned into my MP3 player than a reduction in price, this really is splendid.


May 20, 2010, 4:42 am

You'd think Apple would tie in the design of the touch with the new iPhone. I don't think this is real tbh.


May 20, 2010, 5:59 am

Did you watch till the end of the video Gordon? He also very briefly shows off a Dell streak. That's far more interesting than a very minor ipod update.


May 20, 2010, 10:51 am

I'm so glad that you put that bit about this being a 3rd gen with a camera, since the 3rd gen came out without a camera several 3rd gens with cameras surfaced on the web (a couple appeared on eBay!) so I don't understand where this lead that this is the new iPod has come from. I would have thought it more likely that the touch would be updated in line with the iPhone, I.e higher resolution screen ext

I really do hope the touch has a camera tho, mostly because then apple will unlock video editing on the touch! My jailbroken 3rd gen iPod touch is brilliant at playing back 720p video that I can ssh across directly from my phone using joikuspot and ifile, and there are some good video editing programs like reeleditor, but apple has disable video editing so you can't use them! Very annoying, but a camera on the touch means unlocking video editing, and moving closer to an ideal device for me.


May 20, 2010, 11:31 am

I know they're supposed to be design geniuses but why are they still using the stainless steel backs for touches? They scratch so easily and stay nice and new for about three minutes. I'm actually thinking about getting the new touch when it comes so fingers crossed it's got the new ceramic back.


May 20, 2010, 12:12 pm


you're so right ... it's about time the mobile device industry realised we've all got camera's coming out of the wazoo - and yet another low quality camera just for the sake of it just isn't going to cut it - they'd be better off making the sound quality better and marketing a touchHD or somesuch :)

Brian ONeill

May 20, 2010, 5:15 pm

Has apple setup a new factory in vietnam thats leaking like a sieve?


May 20, 2010, 5:58 pm

Fourth Generation iPod touch With Camera Leaked ...... Yawn


May 20, 2010, 6:35 pm

Apple missed a trick here - they should have started with a 1.3MP camera, then 'upgraded' to the magical 2MP camera in 2 years time, with a massive price hike, as is to be expected.


May 20, 2010, 8:44 pm

Where is the radical improvements! Oh I forgot its Apple haha @ lifethroughalens your totally right if it is a 2mp camera then in 2 years time they will upgrade to a 3.2mp maybe add a flash possibly video maybe even a mic haha.


May 21, 2010, 2:49 am

You know I don't have any real preference for any tech but all this constant (very very minor) updates of what Apple is up to is truthfully putting me off this site.


May 21, 2010, 3:52 am

Has anyone noticed that device menus looked like cr@p?? It didn't look like official apple software installed!!


May 21, 2010, 5:21 am

@joose - I can understand your frustration, but truth is they are a) hugely popular, and b) we do FAR LESS than any other tech site I can think of. So you know what I'm going to say: don't like them, don't read them!

@ksdp37 - haha yes, that's Apple tester software. I probably should've pointed that out. It's called 'Bonfire'.


May 21, 2010, 12:52 pm

@Gordon &#8211 I know and understand the angle where Trusted Reviews coming from. I know if I went to Engadget or Gizmondo I&#8217d have the latest news which would include way more Apple updates. But I, right or wrong, see you like the BBC news at 6pm. All the important stories but filtered and balanced to make sure it&#8217s interesting, rather than the 24 hours a day news channels where most of it is regurgitated hot air.. as they don&#8217t have anything more to say.. ;)


May 23, 2010, 7:51 pm

I bet You any money that this isn't 4th gen iPod Touch (Or Douche as some of you probably like to call it).

It's just one of 3gen prototypes. Here's why:

-Looks. It's exactly 3th gen.

-iPhone OS 3.1 - well, it's bonfire, but anyway didn't they just announced 4.0?

-64gB. Next iPhone is rumoured to have 40/80gb of storage. I would expect same here.

-After loosing new iPhone we can be sure that they most probably destroyed all prototypes, shot all the testers in unknown location, and then shot soldiers who shot testers so that no one can know where are they buried now.:)

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