There was an iPod era, much before the coming of the iPhone in 2007. The portable media player market might be dead, but Apple isn't trying to stop selling its iconic iPods in favor for the upcoming iWatch.
If a new report is to be believed, Apple is indeed coming up with the new 16GB iPod Touch model. Citing information from a reliable source, Macrumors claims that "a 16GB version of the current 32/64GB iPod touch, coming in six different colors with a rear camera and a lower price tag of $199."
Apple currently sells the 5th generation iPod Touch in the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions. The current generation 16GB iPod Touch was launched in May last year, and unfortunately the base model did not come with an iSight camera and the choice of colors. Apple originally released its 32GB and 64GB versions of the iPod Touch in October 2012. The iPod Touch range still commands a premium price tag, although sales have been flagging since Q4 2007.
In a similar report, iGen.fr claims the new iPod Touch 16GB will be released on July 1. No word on India release.
Apple May Discontinue iPod
Earlier in the year, Christopher Caso of Susquehanna Financial Group apparently told Barron's Tech Trader Daily, "While we don't expect (Apple) to discontinue iPod for some time, we also don't expect an iPod refresh this yea"r. It is widely believed that Apple would replace the iPod in favor for the forthcoming iWatch.
Interestingly, the intelligent watch takes over some of the iPod's functions, which include storing and playing music, movies and apps.
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