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Apple Job Listings Tease More Camera Goodness for Next Gen iPhones... and iPod?

While "patent peeping" shows what Apple might be doing in the far flung future, the equally voyeuristic "job watching" gives a slightly better idea of what's going to be happening in the now and soon. With that in mind, following up on rumors of the next generation iPhone packing a 3.5 or 5 megapixel camera, it's nice to see Apple looking for a Camera Project Manager (opens in new tab) and Camera Design Engineer (opens in new tab).

AppleiPhoneApps.com points out:

The most intriguing part of the job listing is that they mention integrating a camera into an iPod as well.

Could it simply be a boilerplate mixup, or is the iPod touch 3,1 (likely to debut this fall at the next iPod/Music Special Event) going to be packing it's own megapixel surprise?

Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

9 Comments
  • Isn't this something they posted last year too?
  • I can see it now... we'll soon be able to add transitions, titles, and aged film effects to videos we take with our iPhones, but we still won't have ToDos or Junk Mail filters.
    Oy...
  • Junk mail filters? What kind of arcane e-mail are you using that you need junk mail filters on each device you use for access?
  • @Muero:
    Comcast
    I suppose you use Gmail like strippers and other losers without their own computers. :lol:
  • @ Steve
    video recording... drool
  • Yeah. Put the 3.5 on iPod Touch and give us iPhone users the 5 :)
  • @steve:
    Comcast don't do anti-spam/junk/phishing? Time to move your trade elsewhere methinks.
  • Gee, the Blackberry Storm already has a 3.5Mpix camera with autofocus and video recording to an 8-64G SD flash card.
    -J
  • what is the realese date for the new ipod touch 3rd gerneration in september!?!?!?!?