Seems like a new era in interfaces is on its way. Fingers will interact with light in 3D instead of capacitance in 2D. Precision in pointing and manipulating screen objects should increase considerably.
They're building cameras as much as they are phones. The squared-off 90-degree edges give your cameraphone many useful standing and mounting possibilities that would be impossible or awkward with the slippery shapes of the 3G type.You can hold it steadier in hand as well. The feel is all about precision.
The fifth generation iPod nano camera DID NOT protrude from the case surface.
I hope Apple would never go with such a miserable design compromise, which the likes of Samsung and HTC seem so willing to accept. Always execrable excrescences, those camera blebs.
Edit: Macotakara says it was the iPod touch 5th generation that had a lens that "shoots out a little" from the case. Izzat true? Anyway, AI got this part of the original story wrong.
So, testing this out, I have quoted you, messed with your post a bit, made a few backspace corrections to my post, waited a few seconds . . .. . . and it should be crashing on me right about now . . .and it didn't!!!!
And how would Apple get itself paid for taking on the monstrous data mining job that search is? By selling ads?No thanks. Advertising has become a form of pollution at the levels we experience it today.