Apple today sneaked a new 16GB model of the iPod touch without an iSight camera. No press release was issued to announce the product and it simply appeared in Apple’s online stores. While the US store lists the price at $229, there has not been any official announcement about its price in India. However, people familiar with the matter, have confirmed to BGR India that it has been priced at an MRP of Rs 17,800. While it does sound pretty expensive, considering $229 should have meant a price under Rs 15,000, Apple has typically priced iPod touch models on the higher side in India. The $299 iPod touch 32GB for instance is priced at Rs 23,900 in India.
Sources have also confirmed that the iPod touch 16GB variant is likely to be available in the next fortnight or so. On the features front, it features the same 4-inch Retina Display like other variants in the fifth-generation iPod touch as well as an A5 dual-core processor. However, Apple has removed the rear iSight camera though there is a front-facing camera to make FaceTime calls. It can shoot videos in 720p and click pictures at 1.2-megapixel resolution.
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