July 9, 2010
MacRumors.com has shown that the iPod touch platform is too thin to accommodate the rear-facing 5MP camera seen in the iPhone 4, it is still thick enough for some form of camera. The current iPod touch model is about 6mm thick, and while the 5MP camera seen in the new iPhone is too thick at 6.5mm, the lower quality front-facing camera is only 2.5mm. At that size, the iPod touch could easily fit one or more cameras with ease. If, at minimum, the iPod touch gets a front-facing camera, then FaceTime is definitely coming. 9to5mac.com, show what appears to be a new model iPod touch screen, with a hole for a front-facing camera. Since the iPod touch has no earpiece, a front-facing camera could be centered on the device, above the screen, which is the most optimal position. While there is no way to verify these images are authentic, (not fake or part of an Apple clone), these images do represent a very likely future for the iPod touch.