iPod touch prototype with camera surfaces in Vietnam


Vietnamese website Tinhte, the same site that posted pictures of a second leaked fourth-generation iPhone prototype last week, has posted new photos and a video (Translated Link) of an apparent prototype iPod touch unit with a functioning rear-facing camera. Limited to running some type of diagnostic software, the prototype appears to have the exact same physical dimensions and design as the second- and third-generation iPod touch, and is labeled “DVT-1” on the rear where the capacity marking normally appears. Mac Rumors notes that the serial number indicates the unit was manufactured in June 2009 and the “N18” codename found on a sticker on the back of the device indicated that the unit is indeed a third-generation iPod touch prototype, and not representative of an upcoming revision to the product. A pair of similar iPod touch prototypes recently surfaced on eBay; those followed the original appearance of a similar, but unmarked, prototype in August of 2009.

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Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.