Apple has released a new, budget 5th generation iPod touch.
With WWDC just around the corner, most people are focusing on whether or not Apple is preparing to launch a new iPhone in just a few weeks' time. However, it seems the Cupertino-based company has been prepping a different kind of touchscreen device over the last few months.
Apple this morning surprised us all with the launch of a brand new iPod touch with Retina display and 16 GB of storage. The company quietly updated its store to include a 16 GB model of last year's 5th generation iPod touch. Apple launched the fifth generation iPod last September, bringing color to the iPod range and adding a 4-inch screen, IPS display, support for 1080p video recording and panoramic stills, an LED flash, Apple's A5 chip, and support for Siri. However, the MP3 player was only available in 32 GB and 64 GB capacities.
The new model isn't exactly the same, though. Apple's new 16 GB model of the 5th gen iPod touch is only available in silver and doesn't have a rear-facing camera or a loop for a lanyard. If you can get past these omissions, it's priced at $229 and is available via the Apple store online right now.