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  • iPod touch With Camera Turns Up in Vietnam
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSLqIkBv81s&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Tinhte.vn - Trên tay iPod Touch có camera[/ame]


    Tinh Tế is on a roll.

    The Vietnamese website that in just the last couple of weeks has posted pictures and video of both a fourth-generation iPhone and a refreshed MacBook has yet another leak of a purported unreleased Apple device. This time, they got their hands on a camera-equipped iPod touch (Google Translate FAIL). It's not entirely clear yet whether this is a new prototype or a leftover from the rumored September 2009 run that was scrapped due to quality issues, but given Tinh Tế's recent string of successes, this deserves at least a second look.



    The device that Tinh Tế got their hands on somehow (it's not explained in the article) has a DVT-1 (Design Verification Test - 1) designation on the silkscreened label, marking it as a final-stage prototype. There's a paper sticker on the back that describes the camera as an Omnivision part OV2665-6s, a 2-megapixel self-illuminated sensor made by the same company that provides the iPhone 3GS camera. The iPod has "64GB" labeling, indicating that it's carrying two 32GB Samsung NAND flash memory chips, and is running Apple's suite of firmware test tools.



    The serial number is inside the range known for the current iPod touch line, and the possibility exists that this isn't a new product at all, but rather a design prototype for the third-generation device released last year. Reports at the time indicated that a camera had been planned for the iPod touch refresh, but was removed right before final production began because of hardware problems . Steve Jobs has maintained that the iPod touch is too thin to fit a camera, but teardowns have revealed a camera-sized empty space in the chassis. Purported iPod touch prototypes with cameras appeared on eBay last month before being suddenly withdrawn. Those had DVT-1 and DVT-2 tags, and both were 32GB devices rather than 64GB.

    It's possible that these are, in fact, devices Apple will bring to market. However, the usual schedule is for the manufacturer to release new iPhones in June/July, and new iPods in September. So if this thing is actually coming to an Apple Store near you, it may not drop soon.

    video and images via Tinh Tế
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPod touch With Camera Turns Up in Vietnam started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 54 Comments
    1. Kaisei's Avatar
      Kaisei -
      Although I like the idea of a camera on the iPod Touch, having it in the top center position is a complete design fail. What is that silicon part on the iPod anyway? They should move it and place the camera there.

      Also, chrome does not look that great.
    1. CONVBMW's Avatar
      CONVBMW -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kirbachu View Post
      Vietnam T_T
      not Viet Cong, the war is over D:
      Man, thank you. I hope you helped educate the OP.
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      These viatnamese are epic

      Vietnamese*
    1. bennybenny's Avatar
      bennybenny -
      They said I was crazy last September! I knew I was right haha, shame I already bought the iPod last year :P
    1. flippy's Avatar
      flippy -
      finally the ipod touch is starting to get more iphone features. i want it to have them all except for the 3G capabilities
    1. HelpAmanOut's Avatar
      HelpAmanOut -
      Vietnam cong ftw
    1. Phillies2606's Avatar
      Phillies2606 -
      Cool Too bad i dont need it cuz i have an iphone =D
    1. ajo610's Avatar
      ajo610 -
      theres a cereal box as it's serial number lol
    1. Noyster's Avatar
      Noyster -
      Quote Originally Posted by SirDude View Post
      I dont think there really is a need for a camera on the ipod. It would be a nice feature but not worth the additional money. Thats why I think the Jobs didn't think it was worth it. If it does come out sometime over the summer then its bc cameras and the sensors have gotten so cheap that its viable.

      On another note - is that prototype software still part of the apple current ipod/iphone subsystem? like a test boot screen to see if all parts are functional as in say the dell diagnostics mode?

      and lastly.... whats up with the cheerios box for the serial number??? copyright issue or does apple own cheerios too
      I totally agree.. yeah whats up with the cherios?
    1. ShadowKnight27's Avatar
      ShadowKnight27 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TrippleSinner View Post
      I remember that prototype software as well so this is def legit
      But the quality is a piec of crap, tacos.
    1. rawfuls's Avatar
      rawfuls -
      Quote Originally Posted by rexiaoa View Post
      Removed
      Ummm, what?
    1. mentors17's Avatar
      mentors17 -
      It's due to be released with 4.1 in September.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rawfuls View Post
      Ummm, what?
      It was a spammer for that conversion software.
    1. rawfuls's Avatar
      rawfuls -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      It was a spammer for that conversion software.
      Figured so, laughed pretty hard when he wrote it, thanks for removing it