Apple has unveiled their latest iPod Touch model that seems to be a striped down version of their earlier model at a lower price tag. What do I mean by this? Well the 4-inch Retina display is still present, the dimensions haven’t changed, and the new model still packs a dual-core A5 processor, but it lacks some major features in comparison to the earlier model.
For example, Apple decided to completely do away with the 5MP rear facing camera, but thankfully they did keep the front facing 1.2MP Facetime camera. The storage capacity took a major hit as it is only offered in 16 GB size compared to the 32 GB and 64GB options that were offered with the previous model. Another disappointment is the single silver color option and ditching the array of color options that was available before.
It seems Apple did what they though was necessary to make the iPod Touch’s price tag more affordable while keeping the features and details that seemed the most useful. How will it work out for Apple? Only time will tell, but in my opinion I’d rather spend $70 more to get double the storage, a color choice, and a rear facing camera.
The new 16 GB iPod Touch can be purchased immediately via Apple.com or in retail stores as early as tomorrow.