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A Brief First Look at Apple's New 16 GB iPod Touch

Following yesterday's introduction of a new entry-level fifth-generation iPod touch with 16 GB of storage and lacking a rear camera, Apple's retail stores began carrying the device today. Australian Ben Pasternak was one of the first to purchase the new iPod touch, and he has posted a brief video overview of it.

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While the body design is nearly identical to the existing fifth-generation iPod touch, merely lacking the rear camera and support for Apple's Loop wrist strap, the video provides a good look at the unique color scheme for the new model, which carries a black front and silver back.


The new 16 GB iPod touch is priced at $229, compared to $299/$399 for the 32/64 GB models. With the introduction of the 16 GB model, Apple has discontinued the fourth-generation iPod touch, which it had continued to offer at $199 (16 GB) and $249 (32 GB) alongside the fifth-generation models since their launch late last year.

Update: iLounge has also posted some photos of the new iPod touch.

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12 months ago
I seriously wouldn't mind an iPhone design that closely matches everything I just saw.
Rating: 63 Positives
12 months ago
This looks really nice.
Rating: 34 Positives
12 months ago
I think the purpose of the video was to show off the focus control of his video camera.
Rating: 25 Positives
12 months ago
Anyone who says "iPhones are already thin, they don't need to be any thinner" should hold one of these. They'll soon change their minds.
Rating: 24 Positives
12 months ago
Wake me when they have a 128 GBytes iPod Touch...
Rating: 21 Positives
12 months ago
This is by far the best looking iPod Touch ever made.
Rating: 21 Positives
12 months ago

Would look better if it didn't have the black space on the back where the camera actually goes.


That's not where the camera goes. It's a plastic piece to let the Wifi radios work.

The bigger capacity ones have the exact same piece of plastic in them.
Rating: 17 Positives
12 months ago

Anyone who says "iPhones are already thin, they don't need to be any thinner" should hold one of these. They'll soon change their minds.


Issue is battery, a phone needs lots more of it...
Rating: 16 Positives
12 months ago
I reckon Apple have released this 'new' 16GB iPod Touch just so they don't have to support the 4th gen through iOS 7…
Rating: 16 Positives
12 months ago
This should have been the iPhone... It looks like a modern, refined version of the original iPhone.
Rating: 14 Positives

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