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This article was published on May 30, 2013

    Apple begins selling 16GB iPod touch for $229, features 4-inch Retina display, no rear camera

    Apple begins selling 16GB iPod touch for $229, features 4-inch Retina display, no rear camera Image by: Getty Images
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    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

    Apple has begin selling a new version of its icon iPod music player today. The new 16GB iPod touch costs $229 — making it the cheapest of the new models — and it features a 4-inch Retina display but does not include a rear-facing camera.

    The new device — first spotted by The Verge — is powered by a dual-core A5 chip and is sold alongside a pair of Apple EarPods. It’s available in black and white, and is appearing in Apple Stores worldwide.

    The new model expands Apple’s latest generation of iPods (its fifth to date) into 16GB, since the range initially launched with just 32GB and 64GB versions last year. In that respect, it represents the cheapest option for someone wanting to get their hands on an Apple device, complete with FaceTime calling and apps, albeit for the fact that this one doesn’t include telephony.

    Full details can be found on the Apple Store page, the US version is here.

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    Headline image via Cate Gillion / Getty Images