Next iPod Touch To Feature 3.2MP Camera?

More details have emerged about the next generation Apple iPod Touch media player which should be available in September 2010, this time purporting to a builtin 3.2-megapixel camera.

Sources told 9to5.mac that the new iPod Touch would not come with a 5-megapixel camera as it is the case for the iPhone 4 but instead rely on 3.2-megapixel version, one with similar features as the old iPhone 3GS.

The rumours contradict what John Lewis predicted would be one of the main attractions of the portable media player; the same camera captor size as the iPhone 4.

Macrumors however confirmed earlier that a 5-megapixel camera parts simply won't fit in because there's not enough space should the iPod Touch stick to the same form factor and the same enclosure.

Another reason why Apple would stick to a 3.2-megapixel part (and possibly lower than that) is that it doesn't want to have a product that can complete with its more lucrative high end devices.

9to5mac's sources also claim that the new PMP will keep the same form factor as its two predecessors rather than adopting the form factor of the iPhone 4 as one might expect.