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Wednesday May 11, 2011 12:56 pm

Seventh-gen iPod nano to bring back the camera?

iPod nano with camera

There's further indication that the seventh-generation iPod nano could feature a camera.

A report obtained by AppleInsider that first appeared on Taiwanese Apple blog tw.apple.pro allegedly shows that the iPod nano will add a low-res 1.3 megapixel camera, eschew its clip, and retain its current small form factor and touch screen display.

Citing a source called "Ray" from California, the Taiwanese site claims the iPod nano will lose the clip because it would interfere with the camera.

The larger fifth-generation nano included a video camera, widescreen display, and video playback. These features were stripped from the sixth-generation edition of the device in favor of smaller form with a belt clip on the back and a multitouch display.

The buzz that Apple will add a camera to the iPod nano again isn't new. The camera rumors first popped up last month when a photo of the supposed seventh-gen nano showed the frame of the device with a space for a camera on the back.

Although Apple won't comment on the rumors, Apple Insider notes the blog that leaked the photos has been correct in the past. In fact, tidbits the site has leaked about all six iPod nanos have proved true. Prior to the 2010 release of the current nano, it revealed that the music player would include a touch-screen display.

If Apple's usual habit of updating products on an annual cycle is any clue, the next iPod nano will likely debut this fall.

This article, written by Leslie Horn, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.

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