Daring Fireball’s John Gruber has an excellent track record when it comes to casually dropping details about the next Apple product, so we’re inclined to believe his latest:
[I] if you wait a few weeks to buy the Touch, you’ll get one with a Retina Display and dual cameras.
The Retina Display has been an assumed given since the iPhone 4 hit the market, but the insistence on dual cameras is interesting. We knew the next iPod Touch was bound to have at least a FaceTime camera, but according to a story last month, the iPhone 4’s 5MP camera module simply can’t fit into the existing iPod Touch, so Apple would either need to make the iPod Touch thicker or max the iPod Touch’s back-facing camera out at 3.2MP.
The “within a few weeks” is also interesting, since it seemingly contradicts a rumor that we heard earlier this week that Apple would be hosting their annual iPod event by August 17th. Then again, since we haven’t yet seen press invitations for that event, that rumor’s pretty much contradicted itself.