Apple Adds Rear Camera to 16GB iPod touch, Lowers Prices

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Apple quietly updated the 16GB iPod touch on Thursday, adding a 5 megapixel camera to the iOS-based media player. The company also lowered the model's price to US$199 from $229, and cut the prices for the 32GB and 64GB versions, too.

Apple's 16GB iPod touch now comes in colorsApple's 16GB iPod touch now comes in colors

Before today the entry level iPod touch was available only in silver, but now comes in the full range of colors, just like its higher storage capacity siblings. The updates 16GB model also now includes a wrist strap.

All of the iPod touch models include an Apple designed A5 processor, front-facing FaceTime camera, 4-inch multi-touch Retina Display and come with iOS 7. The 32GB iPod touch now costs $249 instead of $299, and the 64GB model is priced at $299, down from $399.

Apple is showing all models as shipping within 24 hours from its online store.

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Apple introduced the 16GB iPod touch last year in May, so if a rear-facing camera and price cuts are the only updates this year, it's a pretty good indicator the company is focusing more on the iPhone and iPad. That said, the lower prices are a welcome change.



So the 32GB and 64GB versions, other than price, are unchanged?

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