Providing further evidence that the next-gen iPod Nano will maintain its square form factor and will come with a built-in camera, an alleged photo of said device showed up on Tw.apple.pro yesterday.
The camera on the Nano will reportedly be a low-res 1.3 megapixel lens. Yes, that’s not all that great, but it’s still better than what you’ll get on the iPod Touch. And don’t forget that the first camera on the iPod Nano was only able to take video and not still photographs. Also, you can see in the photo below that the clip on the new Nano has been removed as to not obstruct the camera.
Notably ,Tw.apple.pro has quite the successful track record when it comes to Apple rumors, and in particular when it comes to stories regarding the iPod Nano.
This of course isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumblings about a camera-enabled iPod Nano. Indeed, Apple stripped away much of the Nano’s functionality with the 6th generation model, effectively making it more like a Shuffle with a multitouch screen. Gone was the large screen, the camera, and the clickwheel. And just like Apple does, it taketh away and then it giveth back.
Apple was criticized for last year’s new Nano design, with people saying that Apple was simply offering less functionality at the same price. The addition of a camera, therefore, a nice way to add more value (or perhaps “restore” is a more fitting word) to the Nano.