When it comes to releasing new hardware, Apple will usually use a big event in order to announce new devices. It seems that it's not true with the less popular devices such as the iPod touch because the Cupertino company just launched a new model of the 5th generation iPod Touch.
In a rather unexpected move, Apple has released a new model of iPod Touch 5, which is priced at $229. Back when Apple launched the 5th-gen iPod Touch last year, it was available in two models, the 32 GB and 64 GB variant, priced at $299 and $399 respectively. All the while, the company is still offering the 4th generation iPod Touch in 16 GB and 32 GB models, for $199 and $229 respectively. As of now, Apple has officially phased out the 4th generation iPod touch which, means that the new 16GB iPod touch 5 is the new entry-level offering. So just what are the specs of the 16GB iPod touch 5?
At first glance, the 5th generation iPod Touch looks to be same as the existing 32GB and 64GB models. It boasts an ultra-slim design, crisp 4-inch Retina screen, A5 processor, FaceTime HD camera, and more. However, the most interesting (or perhaps a deal-breaker to some) difference is that the new 5th generation iPod touch lacks the rear facing iSight camera, which seems to have made it a bit lighter than the other models. It is also available in one color only.
To buy the new, cheaper model of the iPod touch 5, you simply need to head to the online Apple Store. As mentioned, it is retailed for $229. This looks to be quite a hard sell considering that, for a few bucks more, you can just get the 32 GB variant with the iSight camera. [via TheVerge]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback