updated 05:23 am EDT, Thu May 30, 2013
Rear camera, color options, iPod touch loop removed from 16GB music player
Apple has added a new iPod touch with a smaller 16GB capacity to its roster. The quiet addition to the iPod touch range slots behind the current 32GB and 64GB fifth generation devices, launched last year, and though it has lost some of its storage space, Apple has opted to remove a number of other features from it as well.
While it uses the same 4-inch Retina display and dual-core A5 processor as the 32GB and 64GB models, it won't be available in the same array of colors, consisting of just a silver model. Its rear 5-megapixel iSight camera has gone, notes to The Verge, but it does still retain the front-facing FaceTime HD camera. The "iPod touch loop" lanyard hook, which usually pops out of the rear and is recessed when not in use, has also disappeared.
The loss of some components from the 16GB iPod touch does mean that it is lighter, weighing in at 3.04 ounces instead of 3.1 ounces, and has earned itself a lower price tag of $229.
The online Apple store states it is available for shipping within 24 hours, and for pickup from Apple retail stores from tomorrow onwards.