Apple may be planning to add a camera to its iPods. Several Web sites have reported that the iPod touch and iPod nano may get the additions.
Currently, only all three models of Apple's iPhones have a still camera. The iPhone 3GS also allows video recording and editing and makes it easy to upload videos to YouTube, but it doesn't have a flash module for low-light situations.
One Web site, citing sources in Asia, said Apple has placed a "massive" order for camera modules for the iPod touch. Another site said new case designs said to be for the iPod touch and iPod nano have a hole for the camera.
Apple fans have been lobbying for a camera in the iPod. Such a development could pose a challenge to portable digital video cameras like the Flip, whose parent, Digital Video Technologies, was acquired by Cisco Systems in March.
Some observers remain skeptical of the reports, noting that the camera rumors have persisted for several years.