Rumor: New iPod Touches May Be Delayed Due To Technical Difficulties
Literally one day before Apple is expected to unveil a new line of iPods at its September 9th media event, reports have emerged suggesting that some of the iPods could be delayed due to technical difficulties. Per AppleInsider and Hardmac, a source close to the story has stated that Apple has experienced technical problems in the form of bad parts with camera modules being used in the new iPods.
The source said that it was uncertain whether the new hardware, which has been widely expected to debut at Wednesday’s “Only rock and roll” media-centric event, would make the cut for early September retail distribution.
For months, photos of third-party cases for the iPod touch and iPod nano with camera holes have surfaced online, leading most to believe that the new hardware was essentially a foregone conclusion at the upcoming media event. Though there have been no such cases to support a similar upgrade for the iPod classic, one rumor has implied Apple’s only hard drive-based player could also see a photographic upgrade. At the time, reports suggested that the line would be receiving 3.2 megapixel CMOS image sensors (the same lens currently available in the iPhone 3GS).
Rumors of the camera upgrade cropped up long before the case evidence surfaced, but in recent months the evidence has become more convincing. One person even took photos and video of what was alleged to be a third-generation iPod touch prototype with a camera.