iPod touch 4th gen to Feature Camera, LED Flash and FaceTime?

Apple is widely expected to refresh the iPod lineup this August. In 2009 Apple held its annual music/iPod event in September where they announced the new iPod touch, iPod nano and more.

FaceTime emailWe’ve been tracking rumors of fourth gen iPod touch which is due this fall and among the predictable features which include higher resolution display and Apple’s A4 processor we have reported some pretty convincing reports which suggest that the new iPod touch will feature a front and back facing camera too.

FaceTime for iPhone 4 currently works between two iPhone 4 users. Apple would certainly be looking at increasing the number of devices which feature the new video calls feature so there is a strong possibility that the new iPod touch will finally feature a camera.

If you were wondering how would FaceTime calls work on an iPod touch then iOS 4.1 beta 3 provides us the details. It turns out that Apple will allow FaceTime to use email addresses to initiate video calls. This would enable iPod touch 4 users to use the service too.

iPod touch 4th gen

MacRumors recently reported that an iPhone parts supplier sent them images of the front LCD and bezel of the upcoming 4th generation iPod Touch. The panel is labeled “Apple (c) 2010″ and has a front-sided hole which many are speculating to be in place for the camera.

ipod touch 4

iPhone and iPod accessories makers have often revealed details about upcoming Apple products and HardMac obtained illustrations of next gen iPod touch from an iPod case manufacturer. The website has claimed that their source has been very reliable in the past and the design seems to have a rounded back and will feature camera and flash too.

Do you think the new iPod touch will feature a camera to allow FaceTime calls? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • xxERICAxx

    I HAVE ONE! The iphone 4 and the ipod touch 4 gen is exactly the same, exept for the fact that you can’t text or normally call people. It has two cameras, one on the front and one on the back, and an inbuilt microphone, A4 chip, Retina Display, New design (thinner and squarer than the previous model) and Gyroscope. AND NO IT DOES NOT HAVE FLASH!

  • Cveloza3

    Apple made its announcement about a week ago and sure enough it will have not 1 but 2 camera’s (one in the front and one in the back). It will also be able to do FaceTime between ipod touch to ipod touch or ipod touch to iphone. You will also be able to record and take pictures with it, and it is supposed to have iOS 4.1 already installed on it.

  • http://www.jrconsumer.com/ travel trailers

    I think apple is trying to keep the ipod touch and the iphone a short distance between each other.

  • Nikola tesla

    I think the iPod Touch 4 will most likely have these features

    1. A4 chip
    2. Retina Display
    3. New design
    4. Front facing camera
    5. 128GB storage
    6. Some iLife features
    7. Compass
    8. Gyroscope
    9. WiFi 802.11n
    10. 500-750 MB of Ram
    11.FM radio

  • Anonymous

    Well this one already has an update

  • http://www.facebook.com/RUDESHiiT Aldo Gallinar

    I think it will have a facetime camera but apple did not put that on the case size so that no one knows about it, you see how well that works…, but anyway, they had to add the back camera because it was a must and so that the case makers could leave out a whole for the camera, now my question still is… How many Mega Pixels is the rear-view camera????

  • DGtronic

    I believe a camera on the iPod Touch 4th gen is a must. I discuss this and many other rumors about iPod Touch 4th gen here:http://www.youtube.com/user/dgtronic#p/a

  • lola1099

    i will only buy if it has a camera

  • Anonymous

    ok

  • Da Vid

    in the iphone keynote Steve jobs said that 'apple will ship 10s of millions of Facetime devices this year' this meaning ipod touch will definitely have face tim, (i hope and wish!!)

    xx
    David

  • Kev

    I would certainly like to see the iPod Touch get the retina display. I'll probably skip model 4 though since it's been way too soon since I shelled out for a 3rd gen model.

  • E1 Rubzy E1

    I BELEIVE THAT THE iPOD TOUCH WILL HAVE A CAMERA WITH FLASH AND ALSO A FACETIME CAMERA.
    SOME THINGS THAT THEY NEED TO PUT IN THE IPOD TOUCH IS A BIGGER BATTERY, LONGER LASTING(CURRENT IPOD TOUCH AND IPHONE BATTERY'S ARE REALLY CRAP!)
    ALSO A MICROPHONE WOULD BE AWESOME, PLUS THE DESIGN. THE CHROME NEEDS TO GO!!!
    BLACK GLASS LIKE IPHONE 4 WOULD BE COOOOLLL!!

  • Drew

    I think apple is trying to keep the ipod touch and the iphone a short distance between each other.

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