Rumor: iPod Cameras Delayed
Could the long-rumored cameras being added to the iPod touch, iPod nano, and even iPod classic have hit a snag, leading to a delay that might effect Apple's "It's only rock and roll but we like it" special music event planned for Wednesday?
AppleInsider, citing a "person with a strong track record in predicting Apple's upcoming product launches" (PWASTRIPAUPL), is rumoring just that:
the iPod maker experienced technical problems with the cameras months ago. The person 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.
Since the iPod touch is so similar to the iPhone, unless Apple is trying to cram the cam into too thin an enclosure, we have a hard time seeing the problem in that SKU. Whether or not the rumor is accurate, whether or not it effects all the of the iPods or just iPod nano and iPod classic, and whether or not Apple delays announcing the new iPods or simply announces them as "shipping in the future" are all, of course, unknown.
With so much of the music events -- and holiday shopping season -- relying on the iPod lineup, however, it's hard to imagine them letting things slip much, if at all.
What say you?