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Third-gen Touch, fifth-gen Nano cases appear at IFA

updated 10:55 am EDT, Fri September 4, 2009

Cases may foreshadow new iPods next week

Cases on display at the IFA expo in Berlin may further validate reports of new iPods being announced next week. One exhibitor at the event, Hama, is already showing cases claimed to be for a third-generation iPod touch, as well as a fifth-generation Nano. In both instances the cases appear to have cutouts for cameras.

The Touch's camera is located top-center on the back, near where the player's Wi-Fi receiver would normally be found. The Nano's camera by contrast is situated bottom-left, and requires an elongated cutout for reasons unknown. Both players otherwise seem to be unchanged in terms of overall design.

Missing from the collection is the iPod classic, which also been rumored to be getting a camera by some sources. The Hama leak is considered to be extremely reputable however, due not only to public exposure of a physical product, but the fact that a similar incident foreshadowed the debut of the fourth-generation Nano last year. Some observers have argued that Apple will likely phase out the Classic in the next few years.

by MacNN Staff





  1. VvCompHelpvV

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I am so pumped for 9-9-09!!

    I can't wait till the new ipods are released. If the touch has a camera...I'm getting it period. 8)

  1. Inkling

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Already ordered

    This isn't surprising. I came across an iPod touch 3rd gen case from a Hong Kong supplier over a week ago. As you note, it even included a cutout for a phone lens.

    Since it was only $4.95 including shipping, I ordered it. If the new touch's price is right, I plan to get one and having a cheap protective case on hand will keep me from wasting my money before I find a better case to buy.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It certainly couldn't be just that these vendors are selling stuff on speculation. They must know what's coming! Because Apple is all about making sure the third-parties are always up-to-date on their future plans.

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Please no camera on the Classic, and increase the storage to 240GB. Please.

  1. kiddchiu

    Joined: Dec 1969


    touch memory

    does anyone know if the 3rd gen touch will be 16gig 32 gig and 64 gig i got worried when i misread the 2g ipod touch and 8gig then i saw the 3rd gen anyone know?

  1. bluejammm

    Joined: Dec 1969


    No 64gb?!

    I will be VERY disappointed!!!

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