Apple still occasionally updates its iPod lineup even though the portable device is no longer the revenue generator it once was.
Apple updated its iPod touch lineup on June 26, adding a rear-facing camera to $199 16GB model while simultaneously making that model available in several different colors. The 16GB model previously did not have a rear-facing camera and was only available in "space gray."
The 32GB and 64GB models were also given price cuts, with the 32GB now costing $249 (down from $299) and the 64GB model now costing $299 (down from $399). These iPod touch models all come with iOS 7 (and will support iOS 8 this fall) and all have 4-inch Retina displays.
"I look at the business from a sell-through point of view less iPod, because I think all of us have known for some time that iPod is a declining business." Tim Cook, Apple CEO
The iPod's lineage can be traced back to the original iPod that was released in October 2001. The original iPod had a 1GB hard drive (enough space for 1,000 songs) and a mechanical click wheel. The current iPod classic has a 160GB hard drive (enough for 40,000 songs) and a touch sensitive scroll wheel.
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