Apple Just efffed up the new iPod touch...
Primary market for the iPod touch: the under 16 segment.
Most popular model: 16 GB, by over 2 to one.
New model, 50% more expensive for something primary sold to those who do not use the device, in that case specs don't matter, price does. They did not just mess up, they entirely fucked it all up. Congrats, apple, you made the best iPod that will not sell.
What the hell?
The old iPod was $199, it still is. The new one is $299. What they did may sell more old iPods...but it's also going to be the "bad one" the one that disappoints. Either the parents will be mad for spending so much, or the kids will be mad that they don't have the good one. The lack of choice, often times makes people a happier with a product. Apple made a bad move. They just screwed a down turned market.