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Apple planning to bring camera to iPod touch?

A new Apple job posting suggests the company is planning to add a camera module to future iPod models, possibly including the iPod touch. The listing for “Camera Project Manager - iPhone” states that “[t]he iPhone Engineering Group is looking for a Camera Engineering Project Manager (EPM) to drive the design, development and integration of camera modules across iPhone and iPod.” Responsibilities of the position include serving as an “interface” between Apple’s internal engineering teams and component suppliers of sensors, lenses, and camera modules, and coordinating all aspects of the camera module design, production, and integration. Applicants are expected to have a strong technical background including camera optics, sensors, actuators, manufacturing, and quality control. While Apple has yet to officially announce any plans to add a camera to the iPod touch, the company has in the past revealed future intentions through its job listings website; omitting the word “iPod” would have been easy for the company had it intended to offer camera functionality only for iPhone models. [via AppleInsider]

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1

I predicted that the iPod Touch 2G would get a camera and was severely disappointed when that didn’t happen.  I was hoping it would happen on the Touch 3g..  Now my hopes aren’t that high because I suspect a new Touch model would be announced in June..  So if that did get a camera, it would likely be the same one in the current iPhone.  I’m thinking Touch 4G will get a good camera.

Posted by Phoenixfury on April 6, 2009 at 2:30 PM (CDT)

2

Charles,  I would put a different spin on it.
Either they were very sloppy to mention the iPod, or they are deliberately leaking the news. 
There is absolutely no reason that a help wanted ad would have to be so specific with regards to which models would be utilizing the camera.

Posted by otaku on April 7, 2009 at 9:42 AM (CDT)

3

while a camera might be cool on the touch, i’d love to see a much higher capacity model touch - 60-120gb.  then i would buy one.

a camera would be icing.

Posted by puckles on April 8, 2009 at 7:41 AM (CDT)

4

A quality camera, with approximately 3-5 megapixels, would be a great complement to an iPoud Touch media player that had a capacity of 120 GB space.

Posted by BonRegis on April 8, 2009 at 11:20 PM (CDT)

5

the ipod touch would be great with a camara,an more capacity,like 60gb,120gb and with the vice Recognition to play songs n skip tracks.this would be good for the apple market,so please apple co work on the ipod touch with the camara for 2k10 are for this year summer,i love apple products,i would love to work for apple in the future to make their company better,

Posted by dane on April 18, 2009 at 9:26 PM (CDT)

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yeah im really disapointed that the ipod touch 3g didnt get a cam. i would think a megapixel of (dont say im crazy) 7 or 8 would be the best. i would pay like an additional 70 bucks for it, and an ipod touch that had a capacity of 120gb,with video recording for 4g

Posted by bob on January 8, 2010 at 8:02 PM (CST)

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