Two pictures of what appears to be key components of the next Apple iPod Touch - set to be released in September 2010 - have been sent by an iPhone parts supplier, iPhonerevivers to an Apple news website.
Macrumors published the photos showing the front LCD and bezel of the next fourth generation iPod Touch device. There's the front hole for a tiny Facetime camera plus one or the home button.
The parts read "Apple (c) 2010" which is in no way validates them as being from Apple but it seems that if this is a forgery, it is a wickedly well done one.
It would make sense to integrate Facetime to the next generation of iPod Touch since the latter will also come with the iOS mobile platform and doing so would significantly increase the number of Facetime users.
Since there's no number pads on the iPod Touch, it has already been confirmed that Apple will be using email addresses rather than phone numbers to start Facetime calls.
The new iPod Touch is also likely to face a new strand of competition derived from Android-based devices like the one inspired from the Samsung Galaxy S.