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Supposedly leaked images of Apple’s 7th generation iPod nano turned up on a well-known Taiwanese Apple blog that has previously spilled the beans on subsequent Apple product refreshes via photographic evidence. On Monday, published the above image, sparking speculation about what changes will be noteworthy on the next-gen iPod nano.

According to the report, the new nano will sport a low-resolution 1.3 megapixel camera. Sources speaking with the blog contend that Apple has removed the obligatory clip, as it would obstruct the camera lens and detract from the new functionality of the refreshed device. Of course, if you’re having a difficult time imagining a clip-less iPod nano, you’re
not alone.

Several weeks ago, similar images and reports surfaced from the Far East, but today’s "leak" provides what some consider the most compelling clues yet as to what the 7th generation nano will look like.

It’s hard to believe that the first generation iPod nano was introduced way back in 2005 as a replacement for the iPod Mini. Since then, our trusty nano has seen a total of six models since its introduction. The current sixth generation iPod nano supports FM radio, a pedometer, and a multitouch interface.


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