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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Top Rated Comments

Jack Delgado Avatar
108 months ago
I seriously wouldn't mind an iPhone design that closely matches everything I just saw.
Score: 63 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zin Avatar
108 months ago
This looks really nice.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macse30 Avatar
108 months ago
I think the purpose of the video was to show off the focus control of his video camera.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jsameds Avatar
108 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.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
danr_97070 Avatar
108 months ago
More memory please

Wake me when they have a 128 GBytes iPod Touch...
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SkippyThorson Avatar
108 months ago
This is by far the best looking iPod Touch ever made.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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