Earlier this week, UK retailer John Lewis reported that the next-gen iPod Touch is going to come with a 5 megapixel camera along with LED flash, just like the iPhone 4. Delving deeper, MacRumors contacted iFixit’s Kyle Wiens and inquired as to whether or not a 5MP camera could even fit into the current iPod Touch design. As opposed to the iPhone 4, the 3rd-gen iPod Touch has a rounded design that isn’t as space friendly as the iPhone.
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look below at the iPod Touch on the left and the iPhone 4’s camera on the right.
Obviously, Apple would have to re-design the iPod Touch to make way for a 5 megapixel camera and perhaps do away with the rounded design that has defined the Touch and the first few iterations of the iPhone. So will the 4th gen iPod Touch look something like the iPhone 4?
Don’t bet on it.
Now comes word via 9to5Mac indicating that reports of a 5MP camera were erroneous. Instead, 9to5Mac’s sources indicate that Apple is planning to include a 3.2MP camera in the next-gen iPod Touch and that Apple isn’t planning to re-design the iPod to more closely resemble the squared-off iPhone 4. If you recall, the current iPod Touch was originally supposed to come with a built-in camera but last-minute technical difficulties forced Apple to temporarily put that feature on the sidelines.