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New iPod Touch launches for £199

Apple has quietly slipped out a new iPod Touch, bringing the entry-level price for a 5th-generation iPod Touch down to £199.

And there's no waiting around for a release date – the new Touch is on sale on the Apple store right now.

The new iPod Touch has a 16GB memory, comes in a black and silver finish and sports the same chassis as the iPod Touch 5 devices launched last year (so, no, it's not an iPod Touch 6 or 6th-gen Touch). There's no rear camera nor is there support for adding Apple's loop wrist strap, however.

The new iPod Touch, which is present and correct on the Apple site already, still has the 4in Retina screen, A5 chip and Apple EarPods.

This new Touch joins the existing 32GB and 64GB "full fat" models, which come with £249 and £329 price tags respectively.

The 4th-gen iPod Touch models have been removed from the Apple Store however.

This new device comes as Apple announces that it has now sold over 100 million iPod Touches since they went on sale in 2007, making up more than half of all iPods sold. We have to say, we still have a soft spot for the iPod Classic...

Written by Joe Cox

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.