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iPod Touch 3rd Generation?

Written By Unknown on Saturday, August 15, 2009 | 2:53 PM


A blog posting on Covino and Rich has caused a lot of buzz around the blogosphere. Originally it started with some pictures which the blogger claims are pictures of the iPod Touch 3rd generation.
iPod Touch 3rd Generation

The person who posted the pictures claimed that it was a picture of the iPod Touch 3rd generation with a camera in it. To back up what he said he also posted a picture of the motherboard and showed that it said Apple 2009 on it. The iPod Touch 2nd generation has 2008 on it and Apple hasn't revised it.

iPod Touch 3rd Gen board

Engadget ruled this as a fake, claiming it was a photoshop, but later retracted what they said when Covino and Rich decided posted an actual video.

Do you think this is the real iPod Touch third generation, or just a well-planned fake? We'll be finding out soon enough in September.

[Images and video via Covino and Rich]


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August 15, 2009 at 3:01 PM


August 15, 2009 at 3:15 PM

I cant see the video in my iphone

August 15, 2009 at 3:21 PM

even I there Is no camera I am getting it

August 15, 2009 at 4:32 PM

yeah, my thoughts are that it looks like they made their own ipod touch 3rd gen. idk though, that'd be pretty tough. But how would they be able to get their hands on a real one?

August 15, 2009 at 4:51 PM

doubt it..as you see in the picture he opened up the itouch. easily he probably could of cut a hole and stuck some old camera in there. with the 2009 print, could be phototshopped or printed. why would it be all scratched up? obviously its fake.

August 15, 2009 at 6:33 PM

... its alil odvious that its a fake... all he did was get a custom back plate on his iphone... notice how he too front plate off, so you couldn't see speaker hole... and he never showed bottom part of the back where it would say more info about it....

August 15, 2009 at 7:31 PM

I don't believe in those photos.

How come a brand-new ipodtouch 3rd generation so dirty?

Or maybe it's iphone with camra. Just fising us :(

August 15, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Umm, why isn't the camera in the same place as for the iPhone? I mean, for iPod Touch 2G they covered the hole made for the camera with a black, plastic, thing, which you can see in the picture... I would assume that if iPod Touch 3G had a camera, they would use the same hole instead of creating a whole new back plate.

Or am I wrong about the reason for the black, plastic, thing on the back?

August 15, 2009 at 8:18 PM

The video does not play for me & i still have a hard time believing it!

August 15, 2009 at 8:52 PM

he should have had a video of the whole case.

apple logo...etc.

that would be harder to fake.

August 16, 2009 at 12:37 AM

Fake. End of story.

August 16, 2009 at 2:00 AM

well the story behind it is that he got it from a guy that trash picked it from apple or something and that it was used as a stress test prototype so that would explain the scratches and any other ware to it

August 16, 2009 at 2:15 AM

Apple always leaks stuff b4 it comes out its prob real

August 16, 2009 at 2:17 AM

i know it kinda fake but you said here "they cut a hole and put some old camera" thats wat apple would do except probley differenct location on ipod touch and a new camera and it must be a bit thicker mUSTTT.

lol these guys are pretty tough on doing it like how would they take the ipod touch apple logo off completely they mUST BE WORKING at apple engineering.

August 16, 2009 at 3:03 AM

You wanna know why i think this is a fake? Put a iphone and ipod touch 2g side beside on their face. Why would apple put the camera in the middle when you have the black slot on the touch (same place where the camera is on a iphone) when they could just modify it and put it where the black spot is? Am i right?

August 16, 2009 at 4:06 AM

Obvious fake. Maybe its an iphone 3GS with a backplate? Because it doesn't say iPOD on the back and apple always puts that on the back.

Your Mom
August 16, 2009 at 4:38 AM

What is that little speck to the right of the camera? Is it a microphone? So now the iPod touch is getting video recording and people with the iPhone 3G are just screwed? Nice Apple...

August 16, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Well I think it might be real but I thought apple would be more creative with this new iPod maybe colours?

yoru musha
August 16, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Umm for everyone that says the camera should be where it is on the iphone, and that the black thing is a cover for the camera hole, you're wrong. the "black thing" is the wifi antenna. i have found many sites that say this and it makes sense.

August 16, 2009 at 12:55 PM

the video is fake

August 16, 2009 at 3:30 PM

It's a hard to belive that's fake with the video, BUT, if this guy actually opened the brand nwe, non ever seen ipodtouch 3rd gen, what does not tell me he opened his iphone up, took the camera off it and made a hole on the case?

And seriouslly, NO CAMERA can take so detailed pictures over a motherboard serial number or what ever, the date shown on the picture it's from other program, not from the camera.

Even though it's fake, i've got to admit, it's pretty well made, just a couple of details where the ones telling was fake.

August 16, 2009 at 3:37 PM

don't think so, apple will never be so idiots to trash an ipod touch 3rd generation prototype that everyone want's, also, i dont think that an ipod can get so scratched with a little stress test, those scratches look pretty old to me, besides, just the crazy story of the ipod touch third generation prototype on the trash of apple it's insame.

August 16, 2009 at 3:40 PM

good theory but there's a problem, the black spot on the back of the ipod touch it's the wifi antena, i belive that the camera will be on the same spot as the iphone's.

August 16, 2009 at 3:59 PM

It chould be real if u look at the pics of the cases it matchs up.also the apple on the motherboard. As for the scratchs it's not horribly scratched so it chould be real. Isn't that hard to scratch expeacially if the story is real about some1 picking it outta the trash. Real or fake I can't wait for the new itouch.

August 17, 2009 at 5:24 AM

That black plastic isn't covering where the camera is, it's covering the Wifi antenna, which have difficulty with a solid metal plate covering it. Hence the plastic.

August 17, 2009 at 6:50 AM

Im not believing this camera rumor until someone takes a picture! No one has yet

August 17, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Omg selfmade produkt thise a Fake....Demage fake

August 18, 2009 at 7:53 AM

How do you open iPod touch 2gen if any body knows email me at wtfarris@gmail.com

spartan 117
August 18, 2009 at 12:59 PM

its an iphone with the back taken off

August 18, 2009 at 3:58 PM

Release in September.........

I tested the near-final version

ARM Cortex Processor
2 Megapixel Camera

THats all

August 18, 2009 at 5:50 PM

i reckon iphones 3ggs it wuld say 2009

Nolan Reid
August 18, 2009 at 7:37 PM

are you stupid spartan 117 how coudl it be an iphone when the camera on the iphones on the top left and that ones in the top center

August 19, 2009 at 5:06 AM

It's not real, you can clearly see, that the iPod touch is the same design as the 2nd generation, and apple always changes the look of iPod's. You can also see that the pieces inside the supposed 3rd generation, is just the pieces to an iPhone 3Gs, and the camera, and taken from and iphone, and a hole was drilled into the iPod Touch 2nd generation and placed in to make it look real.

August 19, 2009 at 4:20 PM

@ evan

They also never changed the designs of the 3gs...just the internal programming.

August 19, 2009 at 4:22 PM

I think that that specific iPod itself was configured this year. Hence the "Apple 2009" print. Most electronics carry a manufacture date or year.

August 19, 2009 at 10:09 PM

ok.. really?? the black thing on the back of the iPods are the wifi antina things. only smart people would know that! I'm on my itouch right now! lol if anyone wants to talk more email me at. aarynrich18571@aol.com

August 21, 2009 at 7:26 AM

spartan your stupid and evan so are you nobody would go through that much trouble to make it just to prove they had one...and whats the point of having a camera in the middle it would make more since to have the camera on the top left like the iphones have it

August 21, 2009 at 1:07 PM

I read someplace on google that they were making the iPod touch 3rd generation with the same back as the iPhone. So it means that it would let you get it in black or white. And I don't see that on this iPod. Also this one is all scratched up and how could he possibly get the new iPod touch unless it is from some country trying to say it's the new iPod. And who in the stupidest mind would take their iPod apart just to show the inside? I would never mess with the insides. Aniwase I'm waiting for the new iPod to come out, I've already saved over $200. And I am hopeing that it only comes in 16gb for the lowest memory.

August 22, 2009 at 2:14 PM

horse shit this is so ******* fake you wanna know why because do you know how easy a neard ( no offense to neards) could mod and make it look like a ipod touch 3rd gen and if it was why dont they show the lil emblem on it that will say 3rd gen huh epic fail and that person must have alot of time on there hands to rig something like this up wow such and ass

August 22, 2009 at 4:43 PM

funny how closely this was found in relation to news of the zune HD specs....hmmmm...seems obvious to me that apple is trying to release info about the ipod touch...just in a different way than the microsoft announced their zune...apple can see that ppl are getting real excited over the zune HD and wants some attention to be brought to the new touch...I SAY IT'S REAL...

August 22, 2009 at 4:53 PM

epic fail? really ceddyrocker?

First: where on the second gen does it say "2nd Generation"?

Second: why would apple waste the ink on a to write "3rd Gen" on a prototype? Ink is more expensive than gasoline...

Third: How old are you even?

...Oh and just for the record nerd is spelled N-E-R-D...

And to anyone else who says "...this isnt the third gen cause of the design..." who says that this is the final design?

August 23, 2009 at 2:12 AM

Hell idk if this is real or fake prob fake but i cant wait till the real ipod touch 3rd generation comes out andi hope the camera is more than 2 megapixels

August 23, 2009 at 4:34 AM

Oh, a camera. Yeah that's a huge improvement over last year's iPod Touch. Completely revolutionary. Entirely worth spending another $300+. Totally.

August 23, 2009 at 11:09 AM

why would you even want a camera on a pmp. if you have a even a decent phone it should be able to take pictures the whole idea seems stupid to me

August 24, 2009 at 1:05 AM

He could have easily added that onto the iPod himself. Maybe add a camera app from the iPhone. It'd take a lot of work to do that, but if it gets him "famous" he'll do it.

August 24, 2009 at 2:24 AM

That's pretty ignorant to say, considering that whatever is on the video, or whatever that picture is of, could have been what Apple tested as a prototype.. But you never know. I believe it's real. There's virtually nothing left to upgrade other than design(which I believe will be unchanged this year) and the camera. It may be a great hoax, but i think that the picture and video are of what Apple designed, tested, and may have thrown out for junk.

August 24, 2009 at 2:28 AM

Never on any iPod has the generation begin engraved onto the iPod itself. Stop making yourself look stupid. And it's spelled "nerd" for christ's sake.

August 24, 2009 at 2:38 AM

The whole idea is that with a camera, you're able to take and share photos (and possibly video) with ease, with out having to pull out an entirely different device, whether it be your phone or camera. I'm a photographer and I can see so many benefits to having a camera placed into an iPod. And if there's any video capabilities, there's going to be a microphone- VoIP calling straight from your iPod without being required to have headphones with a microphone. You obviously don't see the full potential of what a product can do.

August 24, 2009 at 8:43 AM

Well it couldbe real but I think it's just mod cause the iPhone and the iPod touch ar much alike on the inside. He could have easeliy used an iPhone camera. And for the camera app part that isn't to hard I mean Its just a matter of tranfering the app between the iPhone and the touch. (And some other very intelligent stuf that I don't know about).

August 24, 2009 at 9:53 AM

It might not be a fake. In one website it said was a prototype and that the guy got it from a guy who found it.

bj guy
August 24, 2009 at 1:58 PM

This is fake fake fake, apple doesn't just make prototypes and then throw them away what is the point in that. Has any one ever heard of any one getting their hands on an ipod before release before? Probably not, thats because they are smart and know what they are doing. Apple did not order 2 mp cameras they ordered 3 and 5, the back case on this ipod is an aftermarket replacement I have a few myself, he did this so he didn't ruin the real case for the Iphone 3gs that he used to make this modification. Notice that in the video he never shows the camera actually being used nor the Ipod being powered on. Thats because anyone cand tell the difference between the springboard on the Ipod and on the Iphone. This is a good fake but a fake none the less. I have 2 2nd gen ipods and one was destroyed by a scented oil burner so I removed the backing on it and it also sas Apple 2009 its because the circuit board was made after Jan 1 2009 thats all. So nice try good fake.

August 26, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Ok get your facts right bi guy

Apple ordered several 2 and 3 Megapixel cameras not 5 Megapixel ones... Where would they use 5 Megapixel Cameras? The next iPhone maybe but probably not

Also the sas your saying about Apple 2009 is wrong... Just because it was maufactured after Jan 1 2009 doesn't mean they renamed the circuit boards. Plus have you even opened a iPod touch (manufactured in 2009)? They haven't changed it yet

Why don't you just wait... and if they are aftermarket casing show me a link...

Email me at justinxtreme@yahoo.com

August 27, 2009 at 3:25 AM

i can prove that bj guy is wrong the inside is not a 3gs because the date is in a different place and a smaller chip in the 3gs and this seems to follow the itouch design and not an iphone. Also it only takes one idiot's mistake to break a secret.

August 29, 2009 at 10:59 AM

Fake: no apple symbol on the back and the camera is off-center in the camera hole

August 29, 2009 at 11:27 AM

it only looks off center because it's being viewed from an angle, not straight on. Come on people just wait, this IS real and you'll find out for sure on the 8th. or 9th. or something like that.

August 29, 2009 at 5:31 PM

I’ve got a feeling this is fake too, but I wanna buy the 2g ipod touch and just before going down to the store, i came across websites (including this). It really made me confused, to get the 2ndG or wait?

jaafar skafi
August 29, 2009 at 10:02 PM

well... it does look as if it's been done on photoshop... no question about that, by the way , the board is smaller than that of the itouch 2g, how could this be if they were claiming to "double the RAM"??
besides, did you look at the mic next to the camera? how could they be adding a mic to the ipod without talking about it?

August 30, 2009 at 2:11 PM

No stupid, look where the lock button is, it's obviously an iPod touch.

September 1, 2009 at 2:17 PM

so um ya this thing is fake! they need to make colored ipod touches and with a camera!

September 2, 2009 at 8:19 AM

It is a total fake all he/she did was drill a hole into the iPod touch 2G then place an iphone 1,2, or 3G camera in it!!! any retard could!!!!

old dude
September 2, 2009 at 9:50 PM

dude cameras today are so cheap it would be stupid not to put a camera on an ipod touch, it is after all "the funniest ipod yet" I think the 3rd gen itouches will have cameras both for pictures and video, better wifi, the iphone 3gs cpu and gpu or better , wold not be the first time an ipod had better specs then the almighty iphone, and for the first time because apple signed that european agreement removable back and battery at least in europe any way,so I see no reason why the ipods couldn't have colored backs, but not many people give a crap about the back, except maybe spoiled retarded 14 yold girls that want everything in pink.oh yeah that european agreement also talks about mini usb charging and syncing, but I personally think its silly to bealive that apple is going to replace their thing specially since a lot of developers,partners, made a lot of crap using that old thing so maybe it will have a mini usb port next one currently on the iphones and ipods.

and there's not gonna be a fucking tablet, seriously people

September 3, 2009 at 9:23 PM

Looks pretty convincing to me.

The fact that there is no substantial change in the case design is more realistic, especially since we're about three weeks away from the probable product launch, there are leaks of cases that corroborate the camera lens location shown in these snaps, and the fact that there are no other "leaks" showing a vastly different case design. There weren't many changes in the case design between the iPhone 3G and 3GS, so this would seemingly follow the same pattern.

September 5, 2009 at 6:20 AM

your a dumb ass.

September 6, 2009 at 10:29 AM

my friends uncle got the new itouch.the itouch got a camera and microphone on th bottom..he works for apple so yea....he said is coming at the end off this month

September 7, 2009 at 5:05 AM

ok luis what you say is not true because why would anyone in there right mind put a camera at the bottom of the back and plus he might work for apple but i highly doubt that he got one before it has even came out my reson for saying that is my dad goes all around making every apple store there is and knows everything about apple so how would he not be able to get one before it comes out its all a load of bull so before you think i am just hating on that haterade haha im not just telling you the facts okay

September 7, 2009 at 7:10 AM

he didn't say the camera was on the bottom, just that the microphone was. it was bad wording on his part . "the itouch got a camera... and a microphone on the bottom"

September 7, 2009 at 1:20 PM

no youre the dumb ass. theres no way apple would produce something and be like "oh nevermind, i like jims idea better. so lets take these 400 produce prototypes and give them to the public...sorry bill" no. anything you could possibly see would be a personal modification. the date on a motherboard will change every year as for them to renew the patent and lets face it, patent ANY and ALL updates. you know updates happen to ipods. that counts as a change and therefore a new patent and therefore a new fucking copyright therefore ANEW FUCKING YEAR ON THE MOTHERBOARD. so shut the hell up and think a little bit. dumb ass

September 7, 2009 at 7:26 PM

The reason there is no front plate is because they want to surprise us with colors and it is real becase it is

September 9, 2009 at 5:51 AM

hahahahhaa your all got boyed it has no camera

jaafar skafi
September 9, 2009 at 6:29 AM

like i said : nooooooooooooo camera.
go to hell, Hans, you're dead in the sea! :P

September 9, 2009 at 7:14 AM

wow apple...u really want this new ipod toch to crash...wtf.u gve nano camera but not touch?u guys need to rethink. this picture is a phake because the ipod has no camera!!!!

September 9, 2009 at 8:02 AM

he mean mic at the bottom stupidddddd
buhh yea the new i touch has no cam i doubt it even has a mic buht the new nano does have a video cam

September 9, 2009 at 8:14 AM

It doesn't have camera. But there is no iPod touch 16gb anymore

September 9, 2009 at 11:56 AM

I've waited all these months to get the itouch. I waited for this day to come for the new itouch and what I get is a price cut only. WHAT!?! Are you freaking joking us apple. The nano got everything and the touch nothing. BIG disappointment.

September 25, 2009 at 2:26 PM

hey people. the itouch 3rd generation did get something...however small it may be, it pushed me to get one, the 3rd generation comes with longer video battery life on the 32 and 64gb devices. 20, and 40 hours video.

jaafar skafi
October 8, 2009 at 6:52 AM

you got that right dogg

jaafar skafi
October 8, 2009 at 6:55 AM

you know, the g3 itouch isn't that bad. sure it has no cam, but still it's got a bluetooth and a larger disk drive, and it works like lightning fast too. i'm happy that i got one myself.

October 29, 2009 at 12:44 PM

Apple has released as said to be a 3rd generation iPod Touch but its just the 2nd gen with an update and fancier earphones. When is the video above one gonna come out. I have been looking for more information about that specific ipod ever since that video came out!

November 21, 2009 at 7:25 AM

ive been looking at alot of vids about rhetoric new ipod touch 3rd gen and as far as i can tell its alot better then the first and second gen its faster it has more momory from the 32 gig to 64 gig. im going to be getting the 32 gig and try and make a review on youtube.com .

March 12, 2010 at 4:29 PM

i love the ipod touch 3g 32 gig but when u spend 300 on it and buy the 70 dollar warranty u kinda expect them to include a damn charger with it besides the usb one cus im getting tired of leaving my laptop on to charge it at night.

March 13, 2010 at 11:22 PM

3rd generation does NOT have a camera in it.

March 13, 2010 at 11:24 PM

No dude the earphones are not all. its lighting fast and it works more suffeciently that the other two.

ur mama
March 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM

why dosen't it show us where it would say ipod or iphone. if they don't show it maybe it's an iphone.

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