Yesterday Apple surprised folks by leaving the iPod Touch out of the camera equation. While the company cheerily announced that it would be using the Nano to take on the likes of the Flip for the video-taking market, the iPod Touch received only speed and storage improvements.
So what's the deal? Surely it makes sense to add a camera to the bigger device because there's more space, right? And don't forget the iPod Touch has that nice, big display. Wouldn't people prefer to shoot video on the iPod Touch as opposed to the iPod Nano? Steve Jobs yesterday spoke to NYT and explained why the company decided to leave the camera out when it came to updating the Touch.
Jobs starts by saying that, back in the beginning, they didn't know how to market the iPod Touch. Apple couldn't decide if it was an iPhone without the phone, or a pocket computer. However, customers soon began praising the device's abilities when it came to gaming.
Because of this, Apple decided that they'd use the Touch to focus on gaming (hence why yesterday's event featured so many game devs) as well as it being the cheapest way to get to the App Store.
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Check out the full interview with Steve on NYT.