As reported earlier, Apple has just launched the new 16GB iPod touch in multiple colors with 5-megapixel rear camera, and discontinued the $229 16GB iPod touch which didn’t come with a rear camera.
Apple has also slashed the prices of the 32GB and 64GB models. They are now available for $249 and $299 respectively, instead of $299 and $399.
The new 16GB iPod touch comes with the A5 chip and the FaceTime camera just like the 32GB and 64GB models. However, the $199 16GB iPod touch doesn’t come with the loop wrist strap accessory, and users will have to buy it separately.
Apple had first introduced the 32GB and 64GB 5th generation iPod touch in October 2012 starting at $299, and later launched a stripped down 16GB model without rear camera for $229. The 16GB iPod touch was only available in space gray, and not in multiple colors like the 32GB and 64GB models.
The 5th generation iPod touch is quite outdated as it comes with components such as the A5 chip and a 5-megapixel iSight camera. Apple’s A5 chip was introduced with the release of Apple’s iPad 2 tablet in March 2012, and also powers the iPhone 4s, third generation Apple TV and the first generation iPad mini.
We were expecting Apple to unveil the next generation iPod touch later this year, but with the launch of the new 16GB model it seems unlikely.
The new 16GB iPod touch is available worldwide.