iPod touch 5G (familiy 005)

Apple today discounted the entire iPod touch lineup by a cool fifty bucks while at the same time supplanting the entry-level model with sixteen gigabytes of storage with a slightly improved variant.

Not only is the baseline model now cheaper, it puts back a rear-facing five-megapixel iSight camera while introducing six color finishes available across the rest of the lineup.

Lower prices across the board ($199/$249/$299) have prompted Apple to slash prices on the fifth-generation iPod touch refurbs accordingly, now starting at $149 for the just-replaced 16GB model…

These little-used devices are available through Apple’s Refurbished Online Store.

Factory-treated for good-as-new appearance, each refurbished product comes with Apple’s standard one-year warranty, a brand new battery and outer shell.

At just $149, the 16GB iPod touch is a steal.

Refurbished 149USD iPod touch

Before you reach for your credit card, remember that the 16GB refurb is the same model Apple’s just replaced today – so no iSight camera on the back or vivid color options. The 16/32GB refurbs go for $199/$239.

The $149/$199/$239 tiers compare favorably to the new $199/$249/$299 asking prices for brand new iPod touches. Previously, the 16/32/64GB models cost $229/$299/$399 so the flagship model is now a $100 cheaper.

If you’re going to be jumping on this offer, also keep in mind that although the media player comes outfitted with Apple’s four-inch Retina screen, it runs the iPhone 4s’s A5 processor so don’t expect iOS 7 or games to run smoothly on it.

  • Parth Atre

    I have a jailbroken iPod touch 32 GB on iOS 7.1.1 and it works just fine
    I have no lag at all in any of the games I play

    • Cheryl Justin

      My iPod left the lineup one new iOS after i got it too, so it would be a shame to see my mini do the same.

  • Ethan Humphrey

    I might get one, I have the forth gen. I’m just waiting on the keynote to see if they come out with a new one with Touch ID and a better processer

    • 空白

      Dude, the fourth gen is such a huge step below the 5th. Def. wait and see but if the 4g is your main device I’d take the jump. Especially at the $149 price point. I loved my 4g until I annihilated it. After that I got the iPad for my go to. Then finally the iP5. Now I find my iPad is neglected.

      • Andy

        It would be a better idea to wait for the iPod touch 6th generation. Even the 5th gen is outdated by 2014 standards since it uses the A5 chip that the iPhone 4S has. iOS 8 will most likely be the last major version for all A5 devices too (iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch 5th gen). The next gen model is literally a few months away anyway.

      • Ethan Humphrey

        The problem is, there might not even be a 6g. so thats my concern. I got a mini 1st gen for Christmas so it would be a shame to see it go on iOS 8. My iPod left the lineup one new iOS after i got it too, so it would be a shame to see my mini do the same.

      • Ethan Humphrey

        my 4g isn’t my main device witch is why i can wait; I have an iPad mini 1st gen

      • 空白

        Nah, iPhone. I really doubt they’d drop the touch. It still makes sales. Def. less, but still not so little there isn’t a space for it anymore. I think they might shy away from refreshing it as often. I think your mini should be safe for a couple more years. Think it over.

      • Ethan Humphrey

        I live in Bermuda where iPhones cost $700 and I’m 12 so I haven’t had any phone yet.

      • 空白

        Yikes, well scratch that then. I’d go ahead and try to get one. They’re still awesome devices. Same internals as the 4S for the most part. And crazy thin. I bought one for my brother last Christmas and he loves it. Plus it’ll be compatible with iOS 8.

      • Ethan Humphrey

        True, but I’m still gonna wait and see if they bring touch id

      • 空白

        Why don’t you get an iPhone? I hear you on paying the bill. It’s a drag.

  • Whats’s the game thats on the iPod? The first picture on the top

    • Andy

      Iron Man 3?

  • The offers haven’t taken effect yet in the German Apple online store, but the no-camera model shows “not available”, so the refresh is imminent here, as well.

  • A’s Network

    This post made an error – The 16/32GB refurbs go for $149 and $199.

  • Your Mother

    I thought the 5th gen already had a camera?

    • Ethan Humphrey

      Before the refresh they had a non camera no color 16 gb model