Apple's next generation of iPods could get camera functionality like the iPhone, a new report has claimed.

The information is said to come from tips from insider sources of French site Hardmac that states when Apple refreshes its iPod touch and iPod nano devices later this coming September, both will include camera modules.

Although the idea of the nano getting a camera has raised eyebrows, it's said by commentators to be a "logical" step for the iPod touch, as seeing the touchscreen PMP with snapping abilities would nearly double the market for camera-related applications on the App Store.

Such applications are said to be "set to explode" with the next-gen iPhone, which will include video recording capabilities, and including this functionality in the iPod touch too will only increase the potential audience.