Apple quietly updated its online retail store last night to reflect the discontinuation of the fourth-generation iPod touch, originally released in September 2010. The over two-year-old model was replaced with a new iPod touch that has the same hardware specifications as the fifth-generation iPod touch, but lacks a rear-facing iSight camera and detachable loop.
The new iSight-free iPod touch model has 16 GB storage capacity, retails for $229 and has one color option in black and silver. The iPod touch lineup is now as follows: 16 GB fifth-generation iPod touch without iSight or loop attachment ($229), 32 GB fifth-generation iPod touch ($299), 64 GB fifth-generation iPod touch. Does this move surprise you?