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  • 4th Gen iPod With 5MP Camera, FaceTime in Sept?


    Rumors about the next iOS device refresh have begun in earnest, with a UK retailer speculating on a 4th generation iPod touch in September. The website Unbeatable.co.uk reports that at its "Xmas in July" event, John Lewis made a presentation that referenced reports from the supply chain about an iPod refresh that would add many iPhone 4 features, such as a gyroscope as well as a 5-megapixel camera. Reportedly, the new device would also have a front-facing camera and support FaceTime calling over WiFi.

    John Lewis is an upscale department store chain with 26 locations in England, Scotland and Wales. As "Britain's Favourite Department Store" according to a 2009 survey, and with a Royal Warrant to provide household goods to the Queen, the retailer carries a lot of market clout. Its sources may well be pretty good, but the prediction is also almost certainly informed by a lot of speculation. The fourth-generation iPod touch John Lewis said, will be aimed squarely at "youth/kids," with gaming and multimedia features. According to Unbeatable's report on the John Lewis presentation, the new iPod touch will get "motion sensors" for gaming, The article wasn't specific about what those are supposed to be, but was clear that that they would be something different than the gyroscope and accelerometer. The new device is also said to be able to take HD video with the back-facing camera, and allow FaceTime calling over WiFi with the front-facing camera.

    September is becoming the traditional release date for new iPod models, with refreshes of either the iPod nano or touch (or both) coming every year since 2005. So a refresh of the line is pretty well guaranteed this year, the only question is what features we'll see.

    image via Unbeatable
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 4th Gen iPod With 5MP Camera, FaceTime in Sept? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 57 Comments
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Z3r0Z View Post
      So now iPod will again be EXACTLY the same as iPhone without the ability to make calls/sms...
      That's how it's been with pretty much every iPod...
    1. indyracer05's Avatar
      indyracer05 -
      FML!!!! I just got a new one 2 days ago, cuz i was pushed in a pool with my ipod, and the new one is engraved!!

      btw, does anyone know how to get engraving off an ipod?
    1. ikkviper's Avatar
      ikkviper -
      Quote Originally Posted by indyracer05 View Post
      FML!!!! I just got a new one 2 days ago, cuz i was pushed in a pool with my ipod, and the new one is engraved!!

      btw, does anyone know how to get engraving off an ipod?

      Sandpaper? lol
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      i think the ipod touch will have a 2 megapixel camera at the front of the device only. if they add one on the back it will cost more and be way over the $100 price

      plus adding the front facing camera means people can contact iphones more easily and if there was going to be a back facing camera it just make the ipod touch into a internet phone and people wouldnt buy the iphone

      sorry if i didnt make sense :P

      Quote Originally Posted by indyracer05 View Post
      FML!!!! I just got a new one 2 days ago, cuz i was pushed in a pool with my ipod, and the new one is engraved!!

      btw, does anyone know how to get engraving off an ipod?
      case?
    1. geekyipod's Avatar
      geekyipod -
      this is ********.

      I think Apple would be smarter than this. Releasing or even leaking any information about an iPod Touch with a front facing camera would decrease the value of the iPhone substantially. Many won't buy the iPhone now because of this, they will wait and just get the iPod.

      and what angers me is the reason we buy iPhones is because they are different than any piece of technology out there, and by releasing a front facing camera on an iPod touch is Apple saying " Hey! You bought a new iPhone 4, and pay monthly to have it! But wait for all the other people who want everything the iPhone 4 has but doesn't want to pay monthly can just buy this iPod Touch "
    1. PirateKitty's Avatar
      PirateKitty -
      soooo ipod touch with iphone 4 features ANDDDD 64gb?
      Damn you apple.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      I could use a newer iPod touch. Mine is just too old.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      What about the Retina Display? I don't care how many cameras it has, if the new iPod doesn't have the beautiful display, then I'll just stick with my 2nd gen.
    1. junnyboy11's Avatar
      junnyboy11 -
      It would be so sick if it was the same as iohone except cant do calls so retna display and shape the same and the volume button and stuff all the same!
      I would be willing to pay up to 300 for that
    1. Jackf's Avatar
      Jackf -
      Obviously the gyroscope and retina display will be included, however it has always been like this in the past in that they try to keep a fine line between iphone and ipod.. I can see FaceTime coming but not a 5MP camera.
    1. Markanthony3211's Avatar
      Markanthony3211 -
      Why would Apple do this? They need to start making iPhone features 'exclusive' and iPod features 'exclusive'. I hate when this happens.
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Quote Originally Posted by dynasty0792 View Post
      how do i change the comment under my username?? like What's Jailbreak
      Fail.
    1. mosesh's Avatar
      mosesh -
      this is excatly what i wanted last year, i doubt they come out with it
    1. Loronal's Avatar
      Loronal -
      Quote Originally Posted by chrismonster16 View Post
      Hmmmmmm. I was gonna get a new 3rd generation iPod because my 8GB 2nd gen just isn't cutting it. If this actually proves true, I will definetly get one of these instead. A Camera would be great.
      Exaclty what I was going to say. The improvements between second and third made me want to get one but the improvements between second and fourth make me have to get one.
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      once again... i think a front facing camera with 2 megapixel is like 60% going to happen and the retina display and gyroscope are both 90% happening but a 5 mega pixel back camera is not going to happen any time soon
    1. Halo2kid49's Avatar
      Halo2kid49 -
      Said the same thing last year and all we got was a newer 2g iPod Touch. With voice controls and a little quicker. Hopefully this year will not be as much of a disappointment as last year
    1. Nightz's Avatar
      Nightz -
      i love this idea. I want my 4th gen itouch NAO.

      Well time to get a fffin job then if I want to get this. /cries.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      what apple's going to do is the same thing they did last year. offer this years low high-end model (32GB) in a 8-16gb model, and then make the new ones 32 and 64gb's with the new hardware.
    1. Nightz's Avatar
      Nightz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tiger92 View Post
      what apple's going to do is the same thing they did last year. offer this years low high-end model (32GB) in a 8-16gb model, and then make the new ones 32 and 64gb's with the new hardware.
      or they could just only do 32 g and 64 g when they made the itouch 3G.
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      this is very old news like pre september '09. Hopefully the 4G iPT comes with the iPhone 4 features and not what it should've been last year as well as the next gen iPad. Tired of Apple screwing us out of money by purposely holding back features.