Apple.pro has posted an image of a purported next-generation iPod nano which seems to feature a hole in the casing for a rear-facing camera. This would be a move on Apple’s part to bring back the camera that they first introduced in the fifth-generation nano, but later removed for this generation, which of course, had […]
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Report Claims that Next-Generation iPod Nano to Feature Rear-Facing Camera

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Apple.pro has posted an image of a purported next-generation iPod nano which seems to feature a hole in the casing for a rear-facing camera. This would be a move on Apple’s part to bring back the camera that they first introduced in the fifth-generation nano, but later removed for this generation, which of course, had an all-new form factor.

Anyway, the report claims that this image comes from California showing a green, back casing for the new nano, in which there is a hole in the back for a camera.

First I find this hard to believe, because the nano’s battery currently takes up part of where the camera would be located. Secondly, what about the clip? Currently a clip is on the back of the nano, which covers the entire back. Either Apple removes the clip and faces backlash, or the camera doesn’t make it in the device.

Throwing yet more cold water on the report, is one of iFixit’s teardowns. The case is nearly identical, to the one with the purported camera hole. That said, Apple could be planning to use essentially the same component for both the current, and next-generation iPod nano.

This is the first we’ve really heard of this, and if it’s true, we’ll undoubtably hear more about it in the coming months leading up to the usual fall refresh of the iPods.

Image courtesy of Apple.pro

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