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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 BRB29 on 5/30/2013 1:35:50 PM , Rating: 1
Please tell me one person that actually works the entire 8 hour every day. Unless you are blue collar, you just don't work 8 hours a day the majority of time.
I get the same amount or more work done than everyone else around me. I know that because it is distributed evenly. Does it matter how fast I do it? or are you just trying to find something because you lost an argument?

RE: wow
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/30/2013 1:54:15 PM , Rating: 1
Lost an argument? LOL ...

There is no argument to "lose"... You think you KNOW what they want or don't as if it's FACT. You have NO CLUE what they want or don't want. End of story.

As for your historical bullshit, ROFL! That you think they don't want more marketshare, ROFL!

As your for idiotic comment of "Please tell me one person that actually works the entire 8 hour every day." - Millions of people do. You, are on multiple articles, with multiple posts, every single day, I doubt you do much work.

RE: wow
By BRB29 on 5/30/2013 1:58:47 PM , Rating: 1
and you are here arguing with me so you just proved my point.

If you tell me you're a student then you should take more classes so you can graduate faster.

I have pointed out an obvious business strategy apple had been using for decades. You have not brought anything but bs and caps to describe how you are screaming like a child.

RE: wow
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/30/2013 2:04:05 PM , Rating: 1
You have no point. That's the point. A student? I actually WORK and work for 8 HOURS, like millions of people.

I am done with you. You haven't a clue and you keep spouting the same shit as if it's fact.

I have not brought anything but BS...ROFL! Pot, kettle.

Man, you are a real tool.

RE: wow
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/30/2013 2:05:52 PM , Rating: 2
And using caps in a few words, screaming like a child. LOL! /smh...

RE: wow
By BRB29 on 5/30/2013 2:12:52 PM , Rating: 2
Then you are either a blue collar worker, service job, or you are lying. It's also the middle of the day when the vast majority of people are at work right now. You're posting on DT. Now what? you work the night shift?

Regardless of blue collar or white collar. I have yet to find one single person that can claim they have worked 8 full hours every single day without slacking off at some point.

Office Space was not popular because it was funny. It was popular because it is true and it is funny.

RE: wow
By Flunk on 5/30/2013 2:20:00 PM , Rating: 2
No, no, I'm in IT. We do real work here. I'm doing 10 hours today with only minor cyber-loafing. There are plenty of white-collar jobs were you actually have to work.

RE: wow
By BRB29 on 5/30/2013 2:42:48 PM , Rating: 2
I'm doing 10 hours today with only minor cyber-loafing

proved my point.

There's no way in the world you can prove to me you have worked your full hours every single day. Why? because there's going to be days where you don't have much work. Full work hours only happens in places like China where you're practically slaves to your employer.

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