Apple has launched a new 16GB version of the updated iPod Touch. Minus a rear-facing camera but boasting a tasty 4-inch Retina display, the new iPod Touch differs slightly from the rest of the recently launched fifth-generation iPod Touch devices.

It lacks the loop on top for attaching Apple's own lanyard, for a start, and will also ship only in black and white rather than a wide range of colours. The special 16GB model also boasts a lowered price tag and can be picked up for just £199. Those who want the 32GB version with the iSight camera and loop will have to pay £249.

Read: Apple iPod Touch review

The new version of the iPod Touch replaces the 16GB variant that Apple was selling. There are now no more fourth-generation iPod Touch devices on sale from the Apple store. This new 16GB option still includes a powerful dual-core A5 chip and Apple's redesigned EarPods.

At £199 it makes a compelling little MP3 player and should also provide decent competition when up against a lot of handheld gaming consoles. For those interested in picking one up, they are ready to ship right now and can be found on the Apple store website

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.