Crazy New Rumor Says iPod Nano Will Dump The Sports Clip For 1.3MP Cam

Crazy New Rumor Says iPod Nano Will Dump The Sports Clip For 1.3MP Cam

Supposedly, what you see on the left here is the new iPod Nano, complete with 1.3 megapixel camera and with the clip removed. Consider us skeptical that Apple would ditch the Nano’s sports cred for anything as utterly superfluous as camming yet another camera into people’s pockets.

As you can see, to accommodate the camera lens, the new Nano would have to ditch the sports clip that allows the Nano to snap onto the shirt sleeves, waist bands and lapels of the legions of joggers and fitness nuts who favor the Nano as their PMP of choice.

Given how big of a point Apple has made of appealing to fitness users with the Nano line, this means one of two things: either Apple has some other idea in mind about how the sports clip on the Nano can be replaced (hopefully an idea more elegant than a third-party arm band) or this is a gag.

My guess is that it’s a gag. The camera inside the new Nano is reported to be 1.3MP, which is huge for a device this small: the iPad 2 and iPod Touch, for example, only has a 0.7 megapixel camera. Why Apple would shove a far superior camera into a device that is innately far less capable of displaying high-res, high-quality images than the iPad 2 just makes us cluck our tongue nd slowly waggle our eyebrows about the upper hemisphere of our foreheads.

What do you think?

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  • TylerHoj

    Too bad it’s still impossible to hold with one hand and pleasantly flip through your music. Bring back the click wheel…seriously.

  • Chris

    the camera lens is not even round. This is absolutely not Apple’s work

  • estragon_nyc

    “Why Apple would shove a far superior camera into a device that is innately far less capable of displaying high-res, high-quality images than the iPad 2…”

    Because a smaller device is much easier to pull out and *actually use as a camera* than an iPad is? And why on Earth would anyone assume that the device used to take a picture is the only device that would be used to view it? Do you only ever look at photos through the viewfinder of other people’s cameras?

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    Simply put the camera elsewhere

  • besweeet

    I could definitely see this happening. The power button could be used as the shutter. 90% chance that this will all happen.

  • Hal Summers

    Couldn’t care less about a camera on the Nano. Give me Bluetooth so I can use wireless headphones and I’ll get one.

  • imajoebob

    And why a camera resolution c.1998?

  • Andrew

    Dear Apple,

    Putting a camera on everything does not constitute an upgrade.

    Thank you.

    However, this does not look like the work of Apple in any way. Steve Jobs would NEVER allow that ugly camera to get anywhere near one of his devices.

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