Next gen. iPod Touch makes an appearance on eBay? [Update]

9to5mac is reporting that two iPod Touch prototypes had been posted on eBay and have since been removed. This, along with some of the devices' characteristics, lead many to believe that they were, indeed, legitimate iPods.

The devices contained video cameras and ran a strange prototype version of the iPhone OS that is used for testing purposes. They were also branded as DVT-1 and DVT-2 and came with Apple Development Team stickers on them. The online community has been well aware of Apple's plans to include a camera in their next-gen iPod Touch ever since they failed to implement it in time for the last product launch.

Below is a gallery containing some of the pictures posted on eBay.

UPDATE: It's possible that these prototypes are leftover from last year's 3rd generation iPod Touch rumors. However, the device pictured back then was not labeled as a dev unit, as these two are.

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I couldn't careless about the camera on the iPod touch (happy iPod touch 3G owner) but I'm more interested in what else they might of added to it. While I don't plan on updating my touch anytime soon (although I might upgrade come Gen 5, should that model offer additional features meriting it) but it's always nice to see what is coming

Shadrack said,
The OS screenshot doesn't look right at all.
Providing it's real, it's a dev unit*. Most likely for testing the new hardware so it doesn't need the full OS. The final product will come with iPhone OS 4.0 and will most likely have similar styling to the iPhone 4.0 (should that be real).

Why doesn't anybody check before posting? These are prototypes of the CURRENT generation. They used to have a camera but it was removed before production. I believe there is even a hole in that location where the camera would have went.

For a "next gen", its 1) scratched ALL to heck. I would think the devs would be a lot more careful.
2) the "DTV-1 &2" look oddly bright to me. Can anyone else reference check the model/serial numbers on the back plate and see if they match an older gen iPod Touch?

cybertimber2008 said,
For a "next gen", its 1) scratched ALL to heck. I would think the devs would be a lot more careful.
2) the "DTV-1 &2" look oddly bright to me. Can anyone else reference check the model/serial numbers on the back plate and see if they match an older gen iPod Touch?

first off, why sould devs be careful? their job is to test it, develop it and use it to find bugs... that'd be a sign they where doing their job if it looks used

The presence of a camera is good news now, with that and the possibility of dual booting android on it is enough for me to consider buying it.

thealexweb said,
The presence of a camera is good news now, with that and the possibility of dual booting android on it is enough for me to consider buying it.

The android dual boot is still in early development though and only compatible with the second gen iphone

Leonick said,

The android dual boot is still in early development though and only compatible with the second gen iphone

Its actually only compatible with the 1st gen.

Old and story!

But I think the editor sould read over that story again & make if its a previous gen prototype or next gen