Why There Is No Camera In iPod Touch

The iPod Touch does not have a camera. Apple honcho Steve Jobs explains why—it's a game machine.

"Originally," Jobs tells The New York Times, "we weren't exactly sure how to market the Touch. Was it an iPhone without the phone? Was it a pocket computer? What happened was, what customers told us was, they started to see it as a game machine.

"We started to market it that way, and it just took off. And now what we really see is it's the lowest-cost way to the App Store, and that's the big draw," Jobs adds. "So what we were focused on is just reducing the price to $US199. We don't need to add new stuff. We need to get the price down where everyone can afford it."

It's a game machine with no buttons and no directional pad. Good thing the DSi doesn't have a camera—it has two. This comes as Apple takes a swipe at the DS and PSP in the portable game war.

Steve Jobs on Amazon and Ice Cream - Bits Blog [NYTimes.com via The Dallas Morning News]


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    It's for people who want an iPhone, but aren't awesome enough to stand up to the challenge of being awesome enough to own an iPhone.

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