HARDWARE DESIGNER Apple quietly announced a new, affordable iPod Touch model on Thursday, which boasts 16GB of storage, a 5MP camera and a cheap £159 price tag.
Apple's previous 16GB iPod Touch shipped without a camera, but the firm wiped that from its store today and replaced it with a higher specification model. The new 16GB iPod Touch comes with the same 5MP iSight camera found on the 32GB and 64GB models, along with a wrist strap built into its casing.
Beyond that, the 16GB iPod Touch features the same specifications as its higher capacity siblings. This means, for £159, you'll bag an iPod Touch with an 4in Retina display, Apple's A5 processor, a Facetime HD camera on its front and bundled-in Apple earpods.
The device will arrive running Apple's iOS 7 operating system, and the firm is yet to announce whether it will be upgradable to iOS 8.
Apple's new iPod Touch will be available to buy from its UK Store "in he coming days", and will be available in black, space grey, pink, yellow, blue, and red colours. US buyers can pick up the new model now.
Apple's launch of a new iPod Touch model comes despite shrinking sales of its music player lineup. In its second quarter earnings, the firm announced that it had sold 2.7 million iPod devices, down from 5.6 million in the prior year quarter. µ