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If Apple wasn’t having enough problems trying to protect the privacy of their new 4th generation iPhones that were leaked recently, it seems that their prototype for the iPod Touch 2G has surfaced. Unfortunately for Apple, the Vietnamese aren't yet shy about leaking stuff [no pun intended], and no one’s sure of what's going on in Vietnam these days, because it's suddenly become a hot bed for industry leaks. Perhaps it's due to manufacturers expanding from China to Vietnam for cheap labour.
The Foxconn manufactured device also appears to be running the same base diagnostic utility. The Foxconn label appears to indicate a 64GB model ("64G") in addition to a 2 MP camera manufactured by Omnivision. The DVT-1 on the back makes it clear that this is a first model design verification test unit on the way to production testing. In other words, this might not be the final design that will be revealed whenever Apple chooses to officially announce it, or until the next leak anyway.
It seems cheap labor is costing Apple more than they had bargained for, with the recent leak of their refreshed MacBook and the 4th gen iPhone in Vietnam as well. Check out a hands-on video below, along with more images: