In case you hadn’t already been convinced that the new iPod Touches will have a camera, Wired is throwing their hat into the ring. The information was reported initially by HardMac (MacBidouille) and again by iLounge with a mockup. Then we saw some new iPod touch cases with camera holes in them.
Digitimes also reported that new Apple devices would have cameras of 3 and 5 megapixel varieties along the way.
Wired today reports the same cameras but also reports the iPod will have a built in mic:
A well-connected source tells us those rumors are on the money, and that Apple’s factories in China are already manufacturing iPod Touch models with integrated cameras and microphones. An Apple spokesman declined to comment when reached by phone.
If iPod Touches with cameras and microphones go on sale “in two to three months,” as our source expects them to (and which corresponds with our expected timeframe), they will transform the entertainment-oriented iPod Touch line into a voice communications tool wherever WiFi is available.
Of course, you know my thoughts on Apple re-entering the camera space. I’m also a big fan of using the iPod touch as a mobile phone and dumping AT&T which doesn’t work in my town anyway. Is there anyone out there that doesn’t believe there will be an iPhone with a camera come September?