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iPod Touch Tear Down Shows Space for Camera

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 15 comments

A disassembly of Apple's latest iteration of the iPod touch shows that there's room for a camera in there. Actually scratch that, there isn't just room for a camera, there's a camera shaped hole that wasn't there before.

When Apple last week announced the new iPod touch and iPod nano, I joked that they'd probably put a camera in the iPod touch next year. I'm hoping that isn't the case but you never know, given that they're already taking space for a camera into account when it comes to manufacturing the device.

Check out the images below. The first image is from a tear down done by the folks at iFixit. You'll notice the little gap at the top of the device. The second picture is a leaked image from a few months ago; back when the whole camera thing was all rumors and reports. The gap you're seeing in the image below the tear down is filled with something similar to the camera found in the iPod nano.

Is there anyone considering waiting a year to see if Apple launches an iPod touch with a camera next year? Let us know in the comments below.

The full gallery of tear down images can be found here.

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    Andraxxus , September 14, 2009 5:44 PM
    That isn't where they put the camera that's where they put the extra explosives.
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    hellwig , September 14, 2009 5:19 PM
    Next to be banned from locker rooms, I-Pod Touch!

    "Did you just take a picture of me?"

    "How could I? This is just an MP3 player!"

    "Oh, ok then."
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    duckmanx88 , September 14, 2009 5:25 PM
    TH ffs work on the weekends or don't post news at all. this was shown 4 days ago everywhere else.
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    bungee91 , September 14, 2009 5:25 PM
    Nope
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    doron , September 14, 2009 5:27 PM
    Absolutely not. Apple is as evil as Microsoft!
    But, come to think of it, who isn't? :p 
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    icepick314 , September 14, 2009 5:34 PM
    how about adding FM radio first?

    hell....why not HD radio??
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    doomtomb , September 14, 2009 5:39 PM
    hellwigNext to be banned from locker rooms, I-Pod Touch!"Did you just take a picture of me?""How could I? This is just an MP3 player!""Oh, ok then."

    Great idea, I'll have to get me one of those Nanos. But why would a guy be in a girl's locker room anyway?
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    Andraxxus , September 14, 2009 5:44 PM
    That isn't where they put the camera that's where they put the extra explosives.
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    hellwig , September 14, 2009 6:24 PM
    doomtombGreat idea, I'll have to get me one of those Nanos. But why would a guy be in a girl's locker room anyway?

    That's when you come back with this humdinger:

    "Retarded, don't know better"

    *SCREAMS*

    "Sheesh lady, didn't you hear me, I said I was retarded."

    "Oh, then you're probably just curious. Let me show you how everything works down there."
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    nukemaster , September 14, 2009 7:21 PM
    hellwigThat's when you come back with this humdinger:"Retarded, don't know better"*SCREAMS*"Sheesh lady, didn't you hear me, I said I was retarded.""Oh, then you're probably just curious. Let me show you how everything works down there."

    Post of the day!

    Also, i think there is room for several cameras in my old CD player and also in both my Creative players :p  cant wait for a CD playing with built in camera..
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    JohnnyLucky , September 14, 2009 7:30 PM
    Gee! I just bought a difital camera.
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    adamovera , September 14, 2009 7:33 PM
    AndraxxusThat isn't where they put the camera that's where they put the extra explosives.

    Awesome! Best thing I'll hear all day. ROFLOL.
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    nitto555rchallenger , September 15, 2009 4:29 AM
    AndraxxusThat isn't where they put the camera that's where they put the extra explosives.


    great post!

    Next thing apple will say is that it's not built to withstand being dropped, so the explosives were added to indicate that u dropped it to make sure u don't return/exchange it, exactly like the watermark if you were to get it wet.
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    raden_muaz , September 15, 2009 8:26 AM
    I know its better than nothing,
    but how good is the camera THAT small? :p  Even nano has no stills because "they simply sucks"
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    michael ninja , September 15, 2009 3:21 PM
    I would like to point out that it was the cool engineers who added a camera
    And then the evil marketing people took it away for an entire year.