iPod Touch Apple intros new iPod touch: same design, same specs, no rear camera, 16 GB of storage

With smartphones capable of so many things and prices constantly dropping, we have no idea who would still be interested in scoring an iPod. Once upon a time the hippest gizmo in the house, the portable multimedia player has reached its fifth generation though, which must mean it’s still selling.

And if you needed additional proof Apple continues to have faith in the mighty iPod, here it is – a “new” version has been unveiled without fanfare and made available already, with 24-hour free shipping.

Right off the bat, I have to mention calling this iPod touch “new” is a pretty big stretch, because essentially it looks the same as the models unveiled in October 2012 and has most of the same features, save for a couple.

Specifically, the new iPod touch packs 16 gigs of on-board storage, unlike its 32 and 64 GB cousins, and lacks any kind of rear-facing camera, which I have to admit is a little weird. On the pricing front, the 16 GB iPod is clearly a better deal than the 32 or 64 GB models, but not by so much.

This latest model goes for $229, whereas the other two are $299 and $399 respectively, so take a moment before making a decision and think if the $70 savings are worth it since you’ll be giving up the rear shooter and a big chunk of that precious internal memory.

Again, the “new” iPod touch looks identical to the old versions, measuring 0.24 inches in thickness and weighing 86 grams. The 4-inch IPS Retina panel is extremely crisp, sporting a 1,136 x 640 pixels resolution (326 ppi), while beneath the hood there’s a dual-core A5 chip, plus 512 MB of RAM.

The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, there’s an HD camera slapped on the gizmo’s front, plus a pair of EarPods that come standard with every iPod touch purchased. Anybody thinking of getting one? Why? Why not?

Via [The Verge]