Originally Posted by tribalogical
I just had a rogue thought......... is it possible that the camera modules themselves are in short supply?
I see where you're going with this, but it's definitely speculative.
The Apple job opening was supportive, even if somewhat circumstantial. Something like this would be a bugger for Apple, but I can't imagine that making "mountains" of cameras is that difficult.
I would think this (if you were to include "isight" cameras) would be a pretty big problem if it effected this many products. I know Apple needs "tons" of them, but they are fairly simple devices, potentially used in other manufacturers devices as well, so the problem should manifest with some other manufacturer.
The IPT and Iphone would both probably use the same camera (3mp still/ SD video), but the ipod nano uses a video camera , is it the same part used in laptops and imacs? The ipad would also only need video only since the speculation is that it is front facing camera. I don't know, it seems like they would be different components. Anyone know the details on the cameras? Maybe they are putting too many video/ ichat camera's out there.
That would be "impressive" to see Apple's products drain yet another component from the market. I'm certain the problem would be tended to quickly. Hence the job posting?
I don't know but solid idea.