Apple Inc. (AAPL) Hits 100 Million iPod Units Sold, Announces 5th Gen 16GB iPod Touch
Today Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced that they are releasing the 5th generation iPod Touch. The 16GB iPod Touch is priced at $229. The front of the new iPod Touch is black and the back is silver. You can order the new iPod Touch today and buy them in retail stores tomorrow.
This will become the cheapest iPod Touch available through Apple retailers since the classic 32GB iPod Touch costs $299 and the 64GB version is $399. Apple is phasing out the 16GB 3.5-inch iPod Touch that was selling for $199.
The new iPod Touch has a 4-inch Retina display and a dual-core A5 processor built-in. It will come with the standard Apple EarPods. The new iPod Touch is losing the rear-facing camera, but a front-facing camera will remain. The iPod Touch is also going to lose its “loop” wrist strap. The new iPod is slimmer with a weight of 86 grams. The dimensions are 4.86 inches (height) and 2.31 inches (width).
According to Jim Dalrymple of the Loop, Apple has now sold 100 million iPod Touch devices since they were introduced in 2007. Apple provided the Loop with the numbers directly rather than revealing the details publicly. Apple routinely reveals that the iPod Touch accounts for over half of all iPod sales. Other iPod models include the iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and the iPod classic.
The last generation of the iPod Touch was announced in October 2012.