The new iPod which was launchedyesterday has no rear camera. It features an ultraslim design, 4-inch Retina display, dual-core A5 chip, and Apple EarPods. It costs $229 and replaces the fourth generation iPod touch that Apple was selling for $199 (16 GB) and $249 (32 GB).
Today Apple made an unexpected move and without any announcement, Apple has just launched a new product, but not an iWatch. It’s just a new version of its fifth generation iPod Touch. Last fall in the iPhone 5 event, Apple introduced only an iPod Touch 5G with 32GB and 64GB. The new one comes with 16GB of storage, and few other changes…
According to a new report from the folks at The Verge, Apple has started listing 16GB late-gen iPod touch in its US web store tonight. It’s virtually identical to the other models with a 4-inch Retina display, dual-core A5 processor, and front-facing camera.
But this 16GB iPod Touch is missing a lot of important things and I blame Apple on it. The company removed rear-facing iSight camera. And it also appears to be missing the lanyard hook. Unfortunately, the lack of components doesn’t make it any thinner, as it’s still 6.1mm thick.
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According to a recent report, “significant orders” for camera image sensors have been won by OmniVision. However, a small percentage of these units will also be provided by Sony.
For a while now, we’ve been hearing rumors claiming that Apple’s fifth generation iPhone will feature an improved camera. Now, DigitTimes claims that this is indeed the case, and that camera image sensors for the handset will be provided by OmniVision (90 percent) and Sony (10 percent).
According to the report:
OmniVision has grabbed a majority of total CMOS image sensor (CIS) orders placed by Apple for the fifth-generation iPhone, market sources have claimed. Meanwhile, power amplifier (PA) supplier Avago Technologies has landed orders for the WCDMA version of the device for its first time, according to the sources.
About 90% of the CIS orders for Apple’s new iPhone will be supplied by OmniVision, while Sony takes up the remainder, the sources said. The upcoming device will feature a built-in 8-megapixel camera, the sources added.
Other iPhone 5 camera-related rumors involve a repositioned flash unit, which was previously hinted at by several “leaked” cases. These cases suggested that the flash unit would be moved to the other side of the iPhone, and would sit parallel to the camera unit.
Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer may have just let it slip that Sony is providing image sensors for the iPhone 5.
According to 9to5Mac, Stringer told Walt Mossberg that their camera image sensor facility in Sendai was affected by the tsunami and so getting image sensors to Apple will be delayed. This may not sound like much except that Sony does not supply image sensors for Apple as far as we know.
Stinger said something to the effect of: “Our best senor technology is built in one of the (tsunami) affected factories. Those go to Apple for their iPhones…or iPads. Isn’t that something? They buy our best sensors from us?”
Interestingly, The Street previously reported that Apple has picked Sony’s 8-megapixel camera chip for the 2011 iPhone.
An image found in the iOS 4.3 beta 2 firmware confirms that Apple will bring a Camera, FaceTime, and PhotoBooth to the iPad.
The image homeScreenOverlayFaceTime~ipad.png was found by MacRumors in the latest beta and is used by iOS to show a preview of your wallpaper selection. Notice the new icons for Camera, FaceTime, and PhotoBooth! Continue reading
According to the rumors, Pad 2 will get a camera or two cameras including Facetime’s one. Earlier today, Apple intelligence 9to5mac has been tipped of with screenshots that’s been assembled from files within the SDK of the iPad camera.app.
These screenshots are 1024 x 768 which indicate the same screen resolution as the current iPad. That might upset those hoping for more a retina-ish display in iPad 2. This may only be because the current simulator only simulates 1024 x 768 so those hoping for more pixels shouldn’t lose hope. Continue reading