The well known International trade site Alibaba.com has posted some iPod touch parts, which they claim are from the upcoming next-gen iPod touch which is expected to be unveiled in September of this year. The shell, which is up for grabs on Alibaba.com includes LCD and digitizer, with a hole in the top center which could very well be used for a front-facing camera.
It’s been quite a while since Apple gave their iPod touch line a major refresh in terms of hardware. In fact all models since the 1st-gen iPod touch pretty much does the same thing. Although the 3rd-gen iPod touch, which is also known as iPod touch 3G is really fast compared to the previous generation iPod touches, but that is pretty much about it as it does the same thing – only faster. But now according to a leading UK retailer, Apple is going to pump up the next-gen iPod touch 4 / 4G with iPhone 4 like features such as FaceTime, 5MP camera with 720p video recording capabilities, A4 processor, gyroscope and a lot more!
Earlier today, two prototype models of iPod touches were spotted on eBay which had cameras on the back with one of them shown running a development version of iPod OS, while the other one was running ‘switchboard’ window which could perform screen and camera test. They were marked as DVT-1 and DVT-2 which confirmed them as a development model. The recently “lost” iPhone 4G also had “DVT” written on its back.
PwnageTool version 3.1.4 has been released which can jailbreak all iPhone’s (2G, 3G and 3GS) and the first and second generation iPod touch running iPhone firmware 3.1.2. The following step-by-step guide will enable you to jailbreak iPod touch (first and second generation) with firmware 3.1.2 on both Windows and Mac.
It’s that time of the year again - The annual Apple’s special music event and its highly anticipated keynote address takes place today on 9/9/09. Apple is expected to refresh the current iPod lineup with 3rd generation iPod Touch getting camera, new range of iPod Nano, iTunes 9 with social networking features and the GM release of iPhone OS 3.1 firmware (unconfirmed).
A Chinese site named WeiPhone has got hold of what could possibly be the photos of the upcoming 3rd Generation iPod touch with Camera which is expected to be announced by Apple in their September product launch event. The photos in question clearly shows off the rumored camera which these new iPod touch’s would get.
Video Camera in your iPod Touch? Sounds fantastic doesn’t it? According to sources, Apple has ordered a large number of camera modules. The leaked images of the cases for the new line of iPods further signifies that the new iPods may indeed be getting the camera!