The days of iPod Touch 4G are over. Apple has quietly retired the device and replaced it with a cheaper iPod Touch 5G. The new mp3 player by Apple does have a 4 inch Retina display but it is missing the rear-facing camera that the $299 iPod Touch 5G offers. Here are the specifications for the device:
- 4-inch (diagonal) widescreen display with Multi-Touch IPS technology
- 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch
- FaceTime HD camera with 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p)
- 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
- Lightning connector
The sad part is even the cheapest iPod Touch now costs more than $200. iPods have never had the best cameras but getting rid of the rear-facing camera was not the greatest idea. A refurbished iPad mini might make much more sense if you are an Apple fan and want to use its devices to read e-books at home and on the go. There have been rumors about Apple offering a $249 iPad mini in the future. Now that would be intriguing.
What’s your take? Do you find this new iPod Touch worth owning for that price?[via]