Apple today debuted a new, stripped-down iPod touch model, officially called “iPod touch 16GB Black & Silver,” on their online store and in Apple Retail Stores.

The model, which looks the same as the existing models, offers 16GB of storage, an ultraslim design, 4-inch Retina display, dual-core A5 chip, and Apple EarPods for US$229 and comes only in Black & Silver.

Beyond the one-color offering, differences between this new, stripped-down iPod touch and the previous members of the line include the lack of a 5MP iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording capability and no iPod touch loop in the box. The new iPod touch 16GB Black & Silver does, like all other iPod touches, offer a front-facing FaceTime HD camera with 720p video recording capability.

More info via Apple Store Online here.