If you thought the iPod Touch was dying, think again. Apple has released a slightly updated version, at least for one model. The 16GB variant now has all the things the 32GB and 64GB models have. Apple also lowered the price a bit, enticing us to want one even more.
The 16GB model was originally limped out in silver, and without a rear-facing camera. Costing $229, the device offered the basics, but not the frills. The updated 16GB model will now have a 5MP rear-facing iSight camera, and come in all the colors we like with the other iPod models.
Pink, yellow, blue, and space grey will join silver on the 16GB model. The 5MP iSight camera is the same as found on the 32GB and 64GB models, making the lone remaining difference memory size, and pricing (of course).
A welcome change, the iPod still isn’t the “iPhone without the phone” it used to be. The current iPods all have a slightly dated processor in the A5 chipset, and lack a motion coprocessor. For those looking at point-and-shoot cameras, though — this is a good option.
At $199 for the 16GB model, it makes a neat pickup, and you can run all your favorite iPhone apps (that don’t require phone capability). The Apple website has the updated Touch currently listed, so grab one and pick up a few camera apps while you’re at it!