There have been unconfirmed reports of this before, but the latest is accompanied with an image of what is supposedly the LCD and bezel of the fourth-generation iPod touch. This clearly shows a place for a small, front-facing camera. Because this device doesn’t need a speaker at the top as the iPhone 4 does, the camera is centered over the display.
With a front-facing camera and FaceTime, users will be able to make video calls to other iPod touch and iPhone 4 users over a Wi-Fi connection. The latest iPhone is also restricted to making video calls over Wi-Fi.
The current iPod touch has no camera at all, not have any of its predecessors. There’s a great deal of evidence that the third-generation model was going to have a rear-facing one, but this feature was removed at the last minute.
Much of the information about cameras on the next-generation iPod touch is supposedly coming from parts suppliers in Asia. However, these sources have so far been mostly quiet about the other features.
Many are expecting it to offer the same 3.5-inch, 640 x 960 Touchscreen as the iPhone 4, and the leaked image of the LCD helps confirm this. However, only its size can be determined, not its resolution.
The next iPod touch will certainly run Apple iOS 4.0, but it’s not known yet if it will use the a 1 GHz Apple A4 processor that’s in Apple’s latest smartphone.
Other details, like storage capacity, are also a mystery.
Coming in Late Summer
The fourth-generation Apple iPod touch is going to debut in September, according to unconfirmed reports.
There is no word yet on pricing.