iPod classic May Also Receive Camera ➝

DigiTimes is quoting “market sources” saying:

OmniVision will be the sole supplier of 3.2-megapixel CIS products for new iPod nano, iPod classic and iPod Touch models which will be launched in September, the sources indicated.

DigiTimes reported back in April that Apple had ordered 3.2- and 5-megapixel CMOS sensors from OmniVision. The 3.2-megapixel sensors were used in the iPhone 3GS while the 5-megapixel sensors still haven’t found a home (assuming the rumor in April was true).

It’s has all but been confirmed that Apple will be releasing new iPods at a September media event, most likely to be held on September 9. The addition to the rumor mill with this latest report is that the iPod classic will also gain a camera in its next hardware revision. I had all but given up on the idea that Apple would put any effort into the iPod classic, but it seems they might not be letting it languish after all.

7/24/09: Whole Slew of Next Generation iPod touch, nano Case Images
7/23/09: Wired Touting iPod touch Camera Rumor
4/5/09: Rumors Say Apple is Ordering 3.2MP and 5MP CMOS Image Sensors

Update 8/30/09: Jacqui Cheng of Ars Technica has been told that iPod stock is getting low and all current SKUs are being discontinued

Update 8/31/09: Apple Makes September 9 Event Official

Update 9/6/09: Engadget has a gallery of iPod nano and iPod touch cases from IFA. And, of course these cases are for the unannounced nano and touch which will feature cameras.

Update 9/10/09: The New iPod Lineup

Update 9/13/09: Covino & Rich iPod touch was Real