The last iPod touch announcement involved a 4 inch player that only came in 32 and 64 GB varieties. This meant that if you wanted the cheaper 16 GB variant, you were stuck with the outdated 4th generation model. Today, Apple is putting out a new version of the iPod touch that comes in at the same low $229 price point as the old model, has the new 4 inch Retina display, but lacks a rear camera. Read on for more details and pictures of the device!
iPod touch, sans camera
Specs-wise, the new iPod touch sports the same 4 inch Retina display and A5 processor as the 5th gen. The exterior design also appears to be relatively similar, although the new low end model only comes in silver and black. The primary differentiator is the lack of the 5 megapixel iSight camera on the back of the iPod (this means the Loop is also gone, since you won't be recording any video). The front camera remains, so you'll still be able to take all the selfies you desire. The entry of this iPod touch gives the 4th gen 16 GB player the boot from the lineup; the new 16 GB touch is now available for $229 from the Apple Store.