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Apple is likely introducing cheaper models in an effort to gain a larger customer base

Apple introduced a new, stripped-down member to the iPod touch family recently -- which you might have missed if you weren't paying close attention to Apple's online store. 

Apple added a 16GB iPod touch for $229. The new version loses a few features found in the latest generation of the iPod touch family, such as the rear-facing 1080p camera and the assortment of colors (this new version only comes in black and silver).

However, the 16GB device does still hold key features like the 4-inch Retina display, the dual-core A5 chip, 720p front-facing camera, and even the Apple EarPods. 

If you can't do without the rear-facing camera or the pretty colors, there's the 32GB version for $299 or the 64GB version for $399. 

Apple is likely introducing cheaper models in an effort to gain a larger customer base and compete with its main rival -- the Android-powered Samsung. 

Apple was also likely looking to fill the price gap between the $149 iPod nano and the $249 iPod Classic. This new 16GB version seems to have replaced the 16GB 3.5-inch Touch that had been selling for $199.

Also reportedly forthcoming in the cheaper Apple product line is a more affordable iPhone, but there's no word on a release date quite yet. 

Source: Apple

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RE: wow
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/30/2013 1:05:42 PM , Rating: 2
No he doesn't care about overall market share.
Because HE says so? Give me a break. If you believe that, I have a bridge on the moon to sell you.

RE: wow
By BRB29 on 5/30/2013 1:37:28 PM , Rating: 2
if you read any of my comments, you'll easily find that everything I stated has nothing to do with what Tim Cook says. It has everything to do with what the company actually did historically and now. The vast majority of the time, Tim Cook was not even CEO.

RE: wow
By TakinYourPoints on 5/30/2013 11:33:28 PM , Rating: 1
Don't listen to the rabble. FWIW, you're one of the best posters here, well balanced and well considered points that leave emotional fanboy cheerleading to the side

RE: wow
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/31/2013 1:31:09 AM , Rating: 1
LOL, well balanced, well considered points, LOL.... And emotional fanboys? Pot? Do you happen to know kettle?

RE: wow
By TakinYourPoints on 6/9/2013 4:28:39 PM , Rating: 2
I use objective facts and metrics in my posts. Most people here use emotion, personal opinion, bias, and rhetoric. You use those and childish namecalling.

I don't have to agree with someone to think that they make good posts. Most people here make terrible posts but BRB29 doesn't.

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