Apple Shuffles iPod Touch

Ha ha, get it? Ahh boy — I’m still working on my first coffee of the day. Mike Beasley, 9to5Mac:

The updated music player features a 4-inch Retina display like that found on the current model as well as a dual-core A5 processor, but lacks the rear-facing iSight and loop attachment.  Aside from those changes, the new model is identical to the fifth-generation. Unlike the larger models, the 16 GB iPod touch is only available in one color option: black and silver, as seen above.

Basically, Apple gave the fourth generation iPod Touch the body, screen, and processor of the fifth generation one while dropping the fourth generation’s (shitty) camera for $30 more than the discontinued model. Sounds like a reasonable compromise to me.

Meanwhile, Apple let The Loop know that they’ve shipped a metric assload of the things:

In addition to launching a new model of its iPod touch on Thursday, Apple told me this morning that it has sold more than 100 million units of the iPod touch since its introduction.

That’s like, uh, that many (makes vague gesture with arms).