Apple launches cheaper iPod touch without iSight camera

On May 30, 2013


Yesterday Apple quietly added a new iPod touch model to its lineup of iOS devices, at the same time they discontinued the 4th Gen iPod touch. The new iPod touch costs $229 and looks like its sibling except for the lack of a rear facing iSight camera, and the fact that it only comes in 16GB.

According to the Apple Online Store, Apple’s latest device features a 4-inch Retina display, dual-core A5 chip, and Apple EarPods, but as before mentioned it lacks a camera, and the new iPod touch is only available with a silver cover.

What’s interesting however is the fact that the new iPod touch keeps the front facing camera. One could wonder if Apple kept this so that people would continue to use FaceTime.

If you are looking for a cheap iPod then the new iPod touch at just $229 might be your best option currently. For those who already own an iPhone and therefore can live without the rear facing camera this is a very interesting release, for those without an iPhone however my suggestion would be to spend the extra $70 and get the version with a camera and the additional storage.