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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 talikarni on 5/30/2013 2:19:24 PM , Rating: 1
Ever heard of Amazon Appstore? 1Mobile? They have millions more apps than Google and Apple combined. Granted a lot of them can be found on several of the appstores but Amazon and 1Mobile have a lot more since they are not douchebags that limit apps based on the company reviewers preference... like Apple has been quietly removing as many christian apps as possible, yet allowing porn apps to continue on (only removing the specific app if it gets any press).

RE: wow
By BRB29 on 5/30/2013 4:00:22 PM , Rating: 2
I have a 7" Fire HD
There's not a lot of choose from in the amazon app store.

RE: wow
By seamonkey79 on 5/30/2013 9:01:48 PM , Rating: 2
That is because Amazon is controlling what they allow you to download through the Amazon App Store. The Amazon App Store on a standard Android tablet (like my Kindle Fire HD 8.9 running CM10.1) shows far more than it did on stock Amazon.

RE: wow
By TakinYourPoints on 5/30/2013 11:31:12 PM , Rating: 2
Amazon's app store is much smaller than Google Play, which itself has far fewer tablet optimized apps than iOS does.

To say that Amazon has the best app selection is mind boggling. They have a limited subset of a limited subset.

RE: wow
By PrinceGaz on 5/31/2013 7:50:07 AM , Rating: 2
If by "Apple has been quietly removing as many christian apps as possible" you mean apps such as 'Setting Captives Free' which was recently removed, then I'm glad they have, because the guidance they give can be very damaging to a teen struggling to come to terms with their sexuality.

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