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    [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 Purported iPod touch prototypes with cameras appeared on eBay last month before being suddenly withdrawn.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. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by adrianmignogna View Post
      but on the ipad isn't a camera!!!
      if it makes you feel any better. the ipod touch 1st gen was even worse
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Vietnam has been killing it with leaks lately!

      But truthfully, I find iPod touchs with a camera very pointless, just like the nano with camera.
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Oh Apple and their way behind schedule camera tactics.
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      z0mg this is teh fake china
    1. mudslag's Avatar
      mudslag -
      whats with the fugly icons?
    1. Lexus2JZ's Avatar
      Lexus2JZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by mudslag View Post
      whats with the fugly icons?
      wow, re-read the 1st post and you would know.
    1. mytran80's Avatar
      mytran80 -
      Quote Originally Posted by clarky8 View Post
      Steve will have the US invading Vietnam over the leaks of these products
      And yet we will lose again

      The communist has done it again
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      why the hell would they take out the camera after adding one??
    1. Junetown's Avatar
      Junetown -
      Mann vietnam is awesome for this Mann! They don't care they're like kamakazi apple stealers they don't care if they die! Lol
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      vietnam is on a roll
    1. Mike_7318's Avatar
      Mike_7318 -
      i dont understand what they are trying to prove
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      How in the world did these Vietnamese people get their hands on them?!
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      I don't think anyone was ever doubting the legitimacy of it being an actual Apple production, moreover whether or not it was a prototype from years past or one for the forthcoming model.
    1. baotut's Avatar
      baotut -
      Well, I really don't believe what Tinhte (or any tech forum in Vietanm) post unless I hold those devices in my hand. Go to Vietnam, live there for at least 2 years then you'll understand what I mean.
    1. leletyM3's Avatar
      leletyM3 -
      Interesting how all those new devices are in VN
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Please keep politics out of this. There is no need for that discussion in this thread.
    1. George Lopez's Avatar
      George Lopez -
    1. Jomann's Avatar
      Jomann -
      I have dreamed for an ipod touch with a camera! now it may arrive this September, if so I am buying it first day! They possibility's with a camera is endless. I hope it's going to be 3mp at least.
    1. CONVBMW's Avatar
      CONVBMW -
      Quote Originally Posted by tski12008 View Post
      The Viet-cong ain't scared of apple! Lol

      Easy with your racial slur.

      Quote Originally Posted by cerote View Post
      Please keep politics out of this. There is no need for that discussion in this thread.
      Agreed. Especially in regard to the isolation of a how "these" people or the innuendo that the person showing it is a communist.

      Its unfortunate that in todays day and age, on this site, that there are people in the world that cant think outside of the box that they live in.
    1. Kirbachu's Avatar
      Kirbachu -
      Quote Originally Posted by tski12008 View Post
      The Viet-cong ain't scared of apple! Lol
      Vietnam T_T
      not Viet Cong, the war is over D: