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iPod classic, nano, touch to get 3.2MP cameras?

updated 08:35 am EDT, Thu August 27, 2009

iPod classic Camera Leak

Apple's widely expected camera-equipped iPods could include the iPod classic as well as the already suspected iPod nano and iPod touch, market contacts claimed Thursday. OmniVision, which supplies iPhone 3GS cameras, is reported by DigiTimes as having been picked by Apple to also supply 3.2-megapixel cameras for all three of its iPods with screens, including the hard drive-based classic. All three iPods are also slated for September, coinciding with talk of a September 9th event, and are therefore likely to ship on or shortly after their unveiling.

How the camera system will work is unknown. It's suspected that only the iPod touch will have video recording features due to both its touchscreen and the fast processor, but all should at least have the option of taking photos.

A deal of the scope would give OmniVision a virtual monopoly on Apple's camera needs and, according to the sources, would have it ship 18 million cameras to the iPod creator every quarter. Apple wouldn't be the exclusive partner but would very likely be OmniVision's best customer given the scale of the orders.




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  1. Inkling

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    WiFi n chips

    Anyone know if WiFi 'n' chips are now sufficiently frugal with power for them to ship with the next iPod touch? I'm planning to get one, and that'd allow me to set up an 'n' only network. And I suspect that, in the next year or two, more and more public access points with be offering at least some access that's n-only.

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    yuck

    I much prefer my iPods to not have cameras. It takes away from the design, the ability to use cases, and putting the software in would take space away from the music storage.

    I'm sure I'm in the minority once again.

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