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| August 31, 2010
Touchscreen iPod Nano Likely To Debut Tomorrow
As reported on AppAdvice.com in July, Apple has been manufacturing a small touchscreen for inclusion in an unknown future device. It appears that we finally know what it's for. Recent additions to an Asian case manufacturer's site lists cases for a sixth-generation iPod Nano. The cases pictured feature a completely open front that seems to match the size of the previously seen 3cm touchscreens. The back is also open, possibly for a clip like the ones used on the iPod shuffle. Holes on the bottom of the case seem to support a dock connector and headphones. Three more holes on the top of the case provide places for a mute/hold switch, as well as volume buttons or a speaker. Noticeably missing is any obvious spot for a camera. If the back does include a clip as sites like Macrumors.com suggest, then there will be no rear-facing camera. DaringFireball.net discussed, on his podcast, that just because a device has iOS doesn't necessarily mean it would have an App Store and third-party apps.