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New iPod Touch May Get 2 Cameras, FaceTime

With the third generation iPod Touch on the market since September 2009, and iOS 4.0 out the door merely weeks ago, talk of the fourth-generation device has heated up in anticipation of its annual iPod Touch September refresh. Although hardware specifics are naturally unconfirmed (although recent hardware leaks tend to make rumors more credible), the new information stems from a Xmas in July event recently held in London.

While we've already seen a prototype of the new iPod Touch with a built-in camera, the new "leaked" specs changes the previous specs. According to a previous report, the device sported a built-in Jabil/Mflex OV2665-6S 2-megapixel camera, however suppliers attending the London event now say that the device will have a 5-megapixel camera--along with a built-n flash--capable of shooting HD video (720p like the iPhone 4). Users will also have the ability to upload videos directly to YouTube from the device.

As for other new features, the new iPod Touch may feature a front-facing camera as well, as it's said to ship with support for FaceTime, a one-tap video calling service that connects users over a Wi-Fi connection. The new iPod Touch will also supposedly offer a gyroscope--in addition to the current accelerometer--to better enhance its gaming capabilities.

Suppliers indicated that the new device is expected to make an appearance during the annual iPod refresh slated for September.