iPod Touch fourth gen (4G) with Retina Display and Two Cameras

In a piece on the Dell Streak John Gruber mentioned Apple’s upcoming fourth gen iPod Touch. A lot of web blogs are making a big thing of what seemed to be a throw away comment on his blog saying:

..if you wait a few weeks to buy the Touch, you’ll get one with a Retina Display and dual cameras.

Whether he has heard something specifically, or is simply chancing his arm to gain credit for a 50 / 50 call on what we all know may be coming, he did not say.

But there you have it… iPod Touch, Retina Display and two cameras. Apparently.

A problem with 2 cameras on the iPod Touch is that fitting the iPhone 4′s 5 Mega-Pixel camera into the existing iPod Touch case is going to be challenging. To say the least!

So it seems more likely that if there is a stills camera on the back of the iPod Touch it will be 3MP, or less. A wild, but unlikely possibility, is that Apple are going with a more iPhone 4 style iPod case design.

What Gruber did not mention was a Gyroscope. Something we think is more certain to show up in the new iPod Touch than dual cameras. Apple has made a big thing of gaming on the iDevice eco-system. And repeatedly said that they see the gyroscope as an important facet in their push into gaming on mobile devices. So to leave it out seems a little silly.

What’s your guess on the new iPod Touch specification? Let us know in the comments…

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Stephen NorthcottiPod Touch fourth gen (4G) with Retina Display and Two Cameras
  • Anonymous

    The new iPod Touch is just amazing, only problem is, what will happen to those people who had their old 3G? Just kiss and good-bye, I guess? New iPod touch Unbiased Impression.

  • Anonymous

    The new iPod Touch is just amazing, only problem is, what will happen to those people who had their old 3G? Just kiss and good-bye, I guess? New iPod touch Unbiased Impression.

  • Addicted

    oh im sorry 3rd dude im not english :D

    Is that the only thing you have to say? what a useless comment

  • Davidleger95

    3th??? :S

  • Daniel

    Same retina dysplay is the deal breaker for me! the rest is a given

  • Cheese

    That would all be nice but highly unlikely for the iPod that would make the price of it like 700$ thinks of it the iPhone 4 has all the same things and it costs 700$ unlocked.

  • Addicted

    im counting down the days :P I have been since about the 3th of august..

  • qwerty123

    Legit

  • http://www.theipodspot.com used ipod video

    Retina would be the best asset here. Two cameras are very common in most mobile phones/devices.

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  • Guesty

    “A wild, but unlikely possibility, is that Apple are going with a more iPhone 4 style iPod case design.”

    Why do you consider the iPhone 4 case unlikely for the corresponding iPod touch? Haven’t they used a slimmer but otherwise similar iPhone case design for the iPod touch for the previous 3 generations?

  • b911rice

    I’m hopin for a retina display, A4, dual cameras, 512mb ram, gyroscope, and wireless n. The thing I want to see the most is the retina display!