Rear camera most desirable addition to iPod Touch

T3 readers vote camera more important than Retina Display

T3 readers pick rear mounted camera as must for new iPod Touch

A good rear mounted camera has topped the list of desirable additions to the heavily rumoured upcoming update to the Apple iPod touch, a poll of T3 readers has revealed.

Taking 27 per cent of the poll “What do you want from the next iPod Touch?” a good quality rear facing camera narrowly piped Apple’s Retina Display to top spot with the iPhone 4’s stunning screen receiving 23 per cent of the more than 400 votes.

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The remaining 50 percent was shared between iPhone 4-style looks (18 per cent), beefed-up 128GB storage (17 per cent) and an SD card slot (6 per cent). With just 9 per cent of the votes, the inclusion of a front-facing camera with FaceTime capabilities was considered by you, the T3 readers, of considerably less importance than a high-end rear mounted snapper.

If the specs of the new iPod Touch clumsily leaked at a John Lewis Christmas products event recently are to be believed then those hoping for a rear camera could see their wishes come true. Transforming the iPod Touch into a near mirror image of the iPhone 4, John Lewis declared the next gen iPod would host a 5-megapixel camera with Flash, HD video, an accelerometer, gryroscope and a front-facing camera to deliver FaceTime video calling.

An exact launch date for the iPod Touch update is not yet know but a September unveiling to tie in with Apple’s usual annual product cycle is widely expected.

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