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Conventional rumor wisdom strongly suggested a new iPod touch with a camera would be unveiled at the Apple Event tomorrow, but multiple sources are now suggesting unspecified issues with the camera may at least delay availability. AppleInsider is citing “a person with a strong track record […]

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Conventional rumor wisdom strongly suggested a new iPod touch with a camera would be unveiled at the Apple Event tomorrow, but multiple sources are now suggesting unspecified issues with the camera may at least delay availability.

AppleInsider is citing “a person with a strong track record in predicting Apple’s upcoming product launches,” who says Apple has “experienced technical problems (bad parts) with the cameras modules.” This source is now uncertain as to whether the new iPod touch expected tomorrow will be on sale in September.

Hardmac.com seconds that innuendo with its own “reliable source.” That source also suggests production issues associated with the new camera. While there are no specific details, “the problem has been spotted in the first dozen of thousands units produced. Those units have been put aside.”

Bad parts would seem the most likely problem, if there is an issue, at this point. The new iPod touch likely began ramping up production earlier this summer, so design and manufacturing issues would had to have been sorted out. Also, the new iPod touch certainly follows the design of the iPhone, so it’s not as if the camera itself is a new concept for Apple engineers.

Even if production of the iPod touch is delayed, an October release will still be in plenty of time for the Christmas season. However, an October release would give the Zune HD the jump on sales. The media player competitor from Microsoft will go on sale Sept. 15, and — barring price cuts by Apple — will be significantly cheaper than the iPod touch, as little as $71 for the 16GB model. Should there be a delay in iPod touch availability, expect Microsoft to attempt to capitalize on that, not that its efforts will matter. The dominance of the iPod touch as the high-end media player of choice isn’t likely to be challenged by the instant gratification of purchasing a Zune HD next week.

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  1. This is interesting simply because they have obviously done this integration on the iPhone already — although that would align with having a bad camera parts.

    Does this mean the touch will have more capacity, a faster processor, and a better camera than the iPhone?

    1. omg u stupid nurds get a life like wrealy

    2. what the hell are u you talking about Cici ? he knows what he is talking about. he clearly isnt a nerd ! btw you cant even spell NERD you idiot get a life

    3. cici, what are you saying. if it were not for us nerds you would not have a tv, you would not have a ipod, you would not have a coffie marker, you would not have a car. If it were not for nerds, the smartest and best of the worlds people, you would have nothing, we have more of a life then you and being called a nerd is only a complement and a tribute to those who revolutionize the world

    4. Ok I only have one thing to say to all of you! cici is trolling! Have you heard of it? Probley not cause you all are dumb ass’s for answering to cici!

    5. lets hope and see what the new ipod will bring . better games will be nice . the apply company would really make money if there was a solor panle ipod that would be so sweet

    6. To much fantasy…. Solar panel, wtf

  2. This is two days before the probable date of release… and I’ve been looking forward to this day for a long while now. Besides, why would they ruin the whole release date just because of a couple thousand. A couple thousand is NOTHING compared to the actual sales. Also, that is why there is something called a genius bar and warrantees.

  3. your information on HD pricing is wrong (“as little as $71 for the 16GB model”).

  4. They didn’t say a word about the Ipod Touch with a camera at the press release.

    They did cut prices though. The NEW 64GB Itouch is going for $399.

    Nano’s got the camera’s though :D

  5. No iTouch With Camera released at the event. What my concern is “Is it the right time to buy iTouch or they are soon going to release a new iTouch With camera . N How lame is to put a camera in nano not in iTouch which is costlier n higher model ipod than nano.

  6. @ Dhruv

    A lot of people will be asking the same question. But if there was going to be a camera-equipped iTouch soon, you’d think it would have been announced today but with a later delivery date.

    1. quite the contrary, you really think apple would say “don’t buy the ipod touches now because in 3 months we’re releasing better ones with cameras!” ? they rack up on sales of these and then on the new ones. People wouldn’t buy the ones they have now and apple will make less money.

  7. I JUST HEARD THAT THIS WAS COMING OUT AND I DONT KNOW MUCH BUT I HOPE THEY RELESE ONE LIKE THIS BECAUSE I THINK IT WILL BE MUCH BETTER AND A LOT MORE FUN THAN THE IPHONE

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  10. what day is comeing out the new ipod touch with camore

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