Originally Posted by sheff
As I said earlier I am willing to bet that there won't be a back facing cam and the front facing will be vid only, no stills.
...the new touch would have to be square and thicker then it is now, which I doubt will happen. Plus it would explain why the previous Touches did not get a rear facing cam: it would be stupid to put a video only rear camera only to have to flip it next year to the front.
Originally Posted by regan
I really can't imagine they won't find a way to squeeze a back facing camera in there. This is Apple were talkin' bout here! :-)
Originally Posted by lvidal
Of course it will have the 2 cameras, it's the main FaceTime feature that differentiates from any other videochat device, in Apple they are not crazy to suppress that feature. That rear camera will record video too. Some people think that it will be too much similar too the iPhone, but it isn't a threat to the iPhone 'cause the phone part weights too much.
The only thing we should be questioning ourselves is: the rear camera will be 3.2MP or 5MP? I hope for 5MP but I really doubt it.
Don't get bit by the laws of physics, but see below.....
Originally Posted by applebjesus
What the hell are you talking about? The iPhone 4 front camera takes still shots. Although it is only good for self portraits because it is very awkward to use if you want to use the front camera for anything other than face time or self portraits.
Obviously Apple will want to keep the iPod touch as thin as possible. A thin profile won't work with two camera lenses.
With a 128 GB iPod Touch possible, the rationale for the Classic fades (assuming it can be used as a portable ext. HD by fotogs and such as now).
That leaves room for another SKU - so we could have a superskinny iPT with FaceTime added, and
a iPod CamTouch on the iPhone 4 chassis (no new part required - just a little re-machining) - plenty of room for 5mp or more, room for chips to process the input as well as your average P&S, 720p, maybe even optical zoom.
And now, along with phone manufacturers, netbook makers, music retailers, etc. quaking, Apple's big in the P&S photo world. Look out Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, etc.
The internet, your library, your music and videos, your apps and games, navigation, FaceTime, Skype, your good quality P&S camera and vidcam in an iPhone 4 sized device whenever you're near WiFi. Whoa up! There's a value equation.
Add a tiny unsmart phone for calls and TXT's and you're a total pocket road warrior at under 8 or 9 oz. and no costly ATT data plan.
Add a 3G data model and what else could you need (except a big screen and productivity apps on an iPad or MacBook)?