For the first time since the discontinuation of the 4th generation iPod Touch, Apple have released a 16GB iteration of the device. The new music player, which is now available for purchase on the online store, features a brushed aluminium rear shell, a 4-inch retina display and a front-facing FaceTime HD camera.
Notably, the 5MP rear camera, as seen on the 5th generation iPod Touch, available in 32 and 64GB capacities, is missing from the new iPod. The new device packs the same dual-core A5 processor, required for driving the high resolution display.
Apple have also omitted the "loop" lanyard hook as seen on the 32 and 64GB versions of the device, a useful feature that surely comes in handy with joggers and commuters alike. It is not yet clear why the company decided not to include it, given that the dimensions of the device are identical. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera is the same as on the higher-capacity models, squeezed into the 6.1mm-thin body.
The new 16GB iPod Touch is available to order now through Apple's online store - the company says it'll be on its way within 24 hours.