Neil Hughes reporting for AppleInsider:
Crediting a source named “Ray” from California, [tw.apple.pro] suggests that the next iPod nano will not include a clip as the current model does. Placing a clip on the back of the device would cover the camera lens on the supposed device.
A camera on a device with such a small screen doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. But, many of the early digital cameras didn’t have screens much bigger than this.
And, regarding the removal of the clip: simply stupid.