The 32GB and 64GB models are also getting price cuts.
This actually marks the return of the $199 price point. Up until Apple launched its 5th-gen iPod touch, the company had been offering entry-level models at that price. But starting in late 2012 the cheapest new model you could get was a $299 iPod touch with 32GB of storage.
Last year the company introduced a cheaper $229 model with 16GB of storage, but no rear camera.
The new model has a front camera for video chats and a rear camera for shooting photos or videos. It’s a lot like an iPhone that doesn’t make phone calls (unless you’re using Skype or another VoIP service).
Other features include a 4 inch, 1136 x 640 pixel display, 802.11n dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and an Apple A5 processor. The iPod Touch has a 5MP rear camera with support for 1080p video recording. The front camera can shoot 720p videos.
After the price cuts, here’s how much it costs to get a 5th-gen iPod touch from the Apple Store:
- 16GB for $199
- 32GB for $249
- 64GB for $299
Sure, a newer processor would be nice, but the new pricing means you can pick up a 5th-gen iPod touch with 64GB of storage for $100 off the original list price.
Don’t want to spend your money on a portable media player and app/gaming device from Apple? Check out our list of Android alternatives to the iPod touch.