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Apple introduces cheaper 16GB iPod touch

In the market for an iPod touch but think the starting price is a little too high? Apple has lowered the cost to entry with a new 16GB model of the popular iOS device. Previously, Apple only made 32GB and 64GB models of the iPod touch available for purchase, but the company looks to have trimmed a few hardware features in order to reach a lower price point.

The 16GB model still features the same 4-inch Retina display, but ditches the 5-megapixel rear camera. The front-facing shooter is still there for FaceTime and other video calls, though. Apple has also removed the loop connector on the bottom of the iPod touch, so you’ll have to rely purely on your grip to hold the media player instead of a piece of plastic around your wrist.

There also aren’t any colour options for the 16GB model right now. The higher capacity models are available in a rainbow spectrum, but those craving the cheaper model will be stuck with a single black and silver option. Otherwise, this is still the same fifth-generation iPod touch, with a 6.1mm thick chassis and Lightning port.

The new 16GB model will set you back £199, down from the £249 that Apple wanted for the 32GB model. It’s available to order right now, with orders currently shipping out within 24 hours.

Spotted at The Verge

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