Apple Quietly Launches 16GB iPod Touch Without a Rear Camera for $229
You have to wonder if Apple planned all along to delay the launch of a more affordable 16GB model, thereby forcing holiday shoppers looking to fulfill iPod touch wishlists with higher priced versions (the 32GB model sells for $299 and the 64GB model for $399).
Or maybe it's arrival is by popular demand. Whatever the reason, it's here now, though unlike the other fifth generation iPod touch devices, the 16GB version lacks a rear-facing camera and is only available in black and silver. In other words, Apple is still trying to nudge consumers towards higher priced models.
The 16GB iPod touch weighs slightly less than its 32GB and 64GB brethren -- 3.04 ounces versus 3.10 ounces -- otherwise it's the same media player with a 4-inch Retina-class multi-touch IPS display (1136x640 resolution; 326ppi), 1.2MP FaceTime (front-facing) camera, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and so forth.