If you were like me during the 9/9/09 Keynote than you were VERY disappointed that Apple put a Video Camera in the iPod Nano, but not the iPod Touch. Apple explained why they decided against a camera in the touch, but also said that it dosen't mean a camera is hopeless. (For more information on Why the Camera wasn't placed in the touch, click HERE) Heres a picture of a iPod Touch 3rd generation being torn apart by iFixit. They find that right between the wireless antenna, and the Broadcom chip is a gap big enough for a camera (6-x6-x3-MM) just like the one in the 5G Nano. Could this be Apple getting ready to put a camera in the Touch? Maybe! We sure hope Apple makes us all happy next Keynote by introducing a iPod Touch 4G with a Camera!
At the Apple "Its Only Rock and Roll" event iPod Touch fans were expecting to see something that has been rumored for a while now. We wanted to see a camera being placed on the iPod Touch, and when the Nano got one we were SURE touch would to! However, Apple didn't make any mention of it, and therefore there is no Camera on the new iPod Touch. Why? After the event Steve Jobs was interviewed, and he says the reason they decided against it was because the iPod Touch is "a great game machine". The campaign ads of it being "The Funniest iPod Ever" kind of gave it the title of a Gaming System. Because of this being the reason most people buy the iPod Touch they wanted to make it cheaper so that MORE people would buy it. They dropped the price starting at $199 (For more information on this price drop watch the Recap video on Ty's iPhone Help YouTube Channel) If Apple were to add a camera they would have to rise the price, or keep it the same. They said in the event that $199, they found, was a magic price point for products. However, Steve did say that this doesn't mean iPod Touch will NEVER get a camera! Dear Apple, I forgive you this time, but next time GIVE US OUR CAMERA!!!
Do you think the iPod should have gotten its camera? If it did, do you think people would buy more? Or is the "Gaming" a good focus point? Answer in the comments below!
At the 'It's Only Rock and Roll' event they demoed some great game titles for the iPhone and iPod touch. Check out the videos out inside!
First up was UBISoft demoing their game Assassin's Creed 2:
Next Tapulous demos Riddim Ribbon:
And finally Gameloft demos their new FPS Nova: