According to vague ipodnn sources, Apple's camera-less iPod touch could have been a last minute decision. They also suggest that Apple is still committed to delivering a camera on the touch "as soon as possible."
Apparently, this adjustment could come before next year's hardware refresh—"without warning" as one source put it. The source also claimed that the upgrade would happen only with the 32 and 64GB versions of the touch and would not affect current pricing. Should this information affect your buying decision? No, it's just a rumor after all. But chances are Apple will end up caving on this sooner or later. Jobs claims that the decision was about keeping costs down, but all of the chatter seems to indicate that having a camera on the touch might be a dealbreaker. [ipodnn]