I was all excited yesterday because Apple was having one of their big product release press conferences and the buzz around the Internet was that the iPod Touch was going to be getting a camera. I was all set to sell my 1st Generation Touch so that I could have a nice little 3MP camera handy just like the iPhone. My Blackberry doesn’t have a camera and I’m not in a position to get a new one (it’s a whole story) but I would probably spring for a Touch replacement if I could have something handy for sending pics to Facebook and Twitter.
I checked in on my favorite techno-gadget website, Engadget, shortly after the press conference started only to have my hopes and dreams come crashing down. Apple did release a 3rd generation of iPod Touches but none with cameras. The did drop the price a bit and even added a 64GB model but it was far from the news I had been hoping for. Then I read the next story which ticked me even more. They actually put the camera in the freakin’ Nano?!? Are you kidding me?
I read somewhere that there were plans to put a camera in the Touch but that Apple was having technical difficulties? So they can squeeze one in the Nano and put one in the iPhone (which is the exact same size as the Touch) but they couldn’t figure out how to get it in the Touch. Oh well, I guess I will have to hang on to my 1st Gen for a while longer until the techno-whizzy-whizzes at Apple can Figure this one out.
UPDATE – I had a bunch of other news to share but my WordPress crashed on me and this first story was all that was saved. Since I value the 4 hours or so of sleep that I get each night, I will bring you the rest of my news stuff tomorrow.