iFixIt was up to their old tricks today with their customary iPod Touch teardown. Not surprisingly, the internals reveal that Apple did indeed clear some room for a camera
It appears that Apple left in room for a camera in the top of the device. There is a 6mm x 6mm x 3mm space between the Broadcom chip and the wireless antenna. There isn’t enough depth for an iPhone-style autofocus still camera, but just enough room for the camera that Apple used in the 5th generation iPod nano.
Below, the iPod Touch 2G is on the left, the latest model is on the right.
Ah, what could have been…