Now that the iPhone 4 is out, the rumor mill has turned to the next generation iPod touch with claims that the new model will include cameras, FaceTime support, and more. This latest batch of rumors comes care of U.K. retailer John Lewis, according to Electricpig.
The retailer claimed, based on “noises from suppliers,” that the updated iPod touch will include several iPhone 4-like features such as a 5 MP camera with 720p HD video capture support, a front-facing camera with FaceTime support, a gyroscope to supplement the built-in accelerometer, and more. The rumors also claim the new iPod touch will be released in September.
iPod touch rumors typically claim the next version of the touch interface multimedia player will include a camera, so it’s no surprise to see the latest batch carry on with that tradition. The notion that an updated model will arrive in September, however, isn’t much of a reach because Apple has historically held an iPod refresh media event about that time of year.
Since Apple won’t comment on unannounced products or rumors, we’ll have to wait until the company makes an official announcement — or until someone steals or leaks a prototype — to see what’s really in store.