For years, video and web conferencing was restricted to those with a computer and web camera. However, Apple has been working to bring face-to-face video conferencing to everyone using the FaceTime application for the recently-released iPhone 4. Now, an update to the iPod Touch could make video conferencing accessible to an even wider audience.
Like the iPhone 4, the new iPod Touch might feature two cameras. If the rumors are true, one camera will be mounted on the back of the device, and the other on the front. This way, users can chat face-to-face, or they can switch to the back camera to show their surroundings to the person on the other line.
While those coveting an iPhone 4 must either be existing AT&T customers or be willing to sign a two-year contract with the service provider, the iPod Touch is available to anybody who can afford it.
The update is rumored to come in September of this year. Apple also offers less expensive MP3 players , including the iPod Nano and the iPod Classic, which do not feature the touchscreen or camera found on the iPod Touch.