iPod touch featuring 2MP camera also found in Vietnam

Vietnam has potentially once again been the source of a leaked Apple product, an iPod touch sporting a 2 megapixel camera. A post on the forum of Tinhte has shown a device very similar to the one spotted on eBay last month.

Engadget picked up on the story saying a sticker shown in one of the photos appears to indicate it is a 64GB prototype of a new iPod touch. Besides the new addition of the camera, the exterior of the device appears to be the same as the last generation.

The iPod touch also appears to run and sync with iTunes as indicated in a video provided by the website. The "DVT-1" stamp on the rear of the device also reveals this was an early design verification unit which may mean this is not the final design of a new iPod touch. 

The dock connector and 3.5mm jack on the bottom, volume controls on the left side, and sleep button staying on the top also give legitimacy to the device. This was also the case in the previous eBay leak and the iPods in both cases look almost identical. 

A release date is uncertain for a future iPod touch but WWDC starting June 7 is a possibility. 

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wow, people still like being stuck in Apple's land of propriety? And paying more than twice as much as they should? Apple does have good gear and software but it's not worth the elitist price they charge. They must have taken a page from the Obama playbook on how to screw the public while ignoring their voice forever. These leaks prove that you can't control the world the way you wish. The way to not have a product get leaked is not to have it made. Otherwise it'll always see the light of day before it was intended. Apple just doesn't know how to take a social marketing moment to their advantage yet. They still freak out like a record company exec finding out the internet is still serving free tunes.

Calling this one fake, the same thing happened last gen (3G Touch) everyone was so **** sure it would have a camera too and look how that turned out...until Apple officially announce it, I'm not convinced.

not to point out the obvious, but why would apple in their test dev os (the one that is running) use commercial products as icons? (cherios)

Yea, Apple is leaking this stuff on purpose or there are a bunch of ****ing morons working for the company...or both.

Also, 2mp?? Really? Ohhhhhh, I fogot. They will include 5mp camera in the next revision and make everyone pay/upgrade in another year. Never mind!

techbeck said,
Also, 2mp?? Really? Ohhhhhh, I fogot. They will include 5mp camera in the next revision and make everyone pay/upgrade in another year. Never mind!

Nope. We'll include a 3.2 MP camera on the next revolutionary revision.

Sent from iPhone 4G

The only thing I admire Apple for is that they're smart enough to rip lots of people off with outdated technology mantled in shiny casing.

This leak looks completely fake. Look at the OS image. Cmon...a box of cheerios for the serial? Pretty lame joke.

styxrtp said,
This leak looks completely fake. Look at the OS image. Cmon...a box of cheerios for the serial? Pretty lame joke.

It's one of those goofy test OS'es Apple puts on. We've seen these before.

what said,
I don't think Vietnam will be getting many more contracts from Apple.

Yes, because the whole country stole the prototype and leaked details of it onto the web. Keel them all !

One of Apple's suppliers recently expanded to Vietnam if I recall, this is the source of the leaks. With so many leaks coming out Apple have absolutely nothing new to announce at the WWDC.

Now that Apple are an extremely popular company their past ability to control everything exists no more so expect leaks like this to continue for a long time to come.

The Zune is still quite attractive regardless. If Apple were crazy and truly wanted to kill the competition they'd make iTunes more attractive. Make it mind boggling insanely fast, Windows Native look and feel ....

I think that would go a long way to ensure Apple's dominance.

ObiWanToby said,
The Zune is still quite attractive regardless. If Apple were crazy and truly wanted to kill the competition they'd make iTunes more attractive. Make it mind boggling insanely fast, Windows Native look and feel ....

I think that would go a long way to ensure Apple's dominance.

There is no completion to Apple's iPhone, iPod, iPad, dead or alive.

ObiWanToby said,
The Zune is still quite attractive regardless. If Apple were crazy and truly wanted to kill the competition they'd make iTunes more attractive. Make it mind boggling insanely fast, Windows Native look and feel ....

I think that would go a long way to ensure Apple's dominance.


Nobody can leak a Zune in Vietnam because nobody there knows what is it in the first place!

ObiWanToby said,
The Zune is still quite attractive regardless. If Apple were crazy and truly wanted to kill the competition they'd make iTunes more attractive. Make it mind boggling insanely fast, Windows Native look and feel ....

I think that would go a long way to ensure Apple's dominance.


Of course Microsoft's own Zune software spots a picture perfect Aero interface that follows their own guidelines... Oh wait...

ilev said,

There is no completion to Apple's iPhone, iPod, iPad, dead or alive.


Apple's products aren't complete? I'm confused?

.Neo said,

Of course Microsoft's own Zune software spots a picture perfect Aero interface that follows their own guidelines... Oh wait...

I agree, but Zune is blazing fast not like the slow, buggy iTunes.

This is getting ridiculous. Vietnam come on really, I can understand leaks coming from with in the US, but how would they end up over there.
Way I see it, is that this is just another fake and someone is trying to make a joke OR Apple is doing this on purpose

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe they have some supplier up in China is selling it to them or they have really poor control on NDA/release dates down there. Apple doesn't seem to seek any prosecution on them (unlike poor old Jason Chen). This is the third leak (iPhone 4G, MB, iPod touch 4G?) from Vietnam already.

Edited by SojIrOu, May 19 2010, 2:42pm :

ahhell said,
WOW!!! Revolutionary! 2MP camera! The future is here!

How many other popular media players do you know that have a camera?

Edited by .Neo, May 19 2010, 2:50pm :

.Neo said,

How many other popular media players do you know that have a camera?

Does it matter? There's no point in putting a piece of **** 2MP camera in device being released in 2010.

.Neo said,

How many other popular media players do you know that have a camera?

Its not that there is a camera, it is that it is only 2.0 MP.

.Neo said,

How many other popular media players do you know that have a camera?

Most people have a mobile BEFORE having a media player which has a camera too. I don't get the reasoning of putting that in a media player.

You people expect a 12 megapixel camera in a casing as thin as that of the iPod touch? Obviously Apple could put a high-resolution camera in there, but it will probably come at the cost of additional thickness.

Next to that it's a prototype. There is no telling if the final product will have a 2 MP camera, 5 MP or a camera at all.

Glendi said,

Most people have a mobile BEFORE having a media player which has a camera too. I don't get the reasoning of putting that in a media player.


It's a nice extra. Nothing more, nothing less. And if you don't like it? Don't buy it.

.Neo said,
You people expect a 12 megapixel camera in a casing as thin as that of the iPod touch? Obviously Apple could put a high-resolution camera in there, but it will probably come at the cost of additional thickness.

You do realize that there are numerous phones with 8MP cameras in them that are no thicker then an iPod, right? The 2MP camera is just Apple being cheap.

ahhell said,

You do realize that there are numerous phones with 8MP cameras in them that are no thicker then an iPod, right? The 2MP camera is just Apple being cheap.

What phone with comparable processing power, screen size, and build-in storage space is thinner than the iPod touch and has a better camera? The amount of megapixels also says very little about the actual quality of photos being made...

And again, this is supposedly a prototype. There are no guarantees the final product will have the same specs.

Edited by .Neo, May 19 2010, 6:15pm :

Kirkburn said,
No, just more than 2 MP.

Yes... because same size sensor, with SMALLER photosites = Better overall resolution? FAIL. might want to look up how Digital sensors work. MP MYTH!. my old APS-C sized Nikon D1 sensor, at 2.4MP will rock your 8/10/12MP phone camera any day.

whether its a 2, 4, 8,10 12, 5000MP sensor, it's physical size means it will never do better than 5x7 or maybe 8x10, and lets not even BEGIN to talk about the EXCELLENT dynamic range this sensor will offer..

This is as much a camera as a disposable is a professional tool.

Kirkburn said,
No, just more than 2 MP.

Again, and again, 2 MP has nothing to do with the actual quality. It's a myth that more MP = better quality. So why some of you are obsessed by wanting a camera that shoots pixels at a higher resolution is beyond me.

Edited by .Neo, May 19 2010, 10:16pm :

Pam14160 said,

Its not that there is a camera, it is that it is only 2.0 MP.

Because so many screens are actually able to show images with a resolution higher than 2MP? No... Maybe a 5MP could be good just for quality when printing regular photos but more than that and you get to much noise in pictures no matter the MP or camera...

but really, does it mater? All cameras in phones or in this case the ipod are pure crap