Teardown of New iPod Touch Reveals Same Internals as 32GB, 64GB Models

Teardown of New iPod Touch Reveals Same Internals as 32GB, 64GB Models

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iFixit has posted a teardown of the new 16GB iPod touch which launched yesterday for $199.

"We delved inside Apple’s “refreshed” device and found the same components we’d seen in Touches of yesteryear, but with 16 GB of on-board flash memory. So it’s not really that this 16 GB variant gains a camera — instead, it loses half of its 32 GB of storage."

Unlike Apple's new cheaper iMac, the 16GB iPod touch features the same Apple A5 dual-core processor with 512 MB of RAM as the 32GB and 64GB variants.

iPod Touch 5th Generation 16 GB 2014 Repairability score: 3 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).
● While very difficult, opening the case and replacing components is not impossible.
● The battery is flanked by notches that make prying it out of the rear case fairly easy.
● Many components are soldered together, requiring either a very difficult or a very expensive repair if any one part breaks.
● There are no external screws. Instead, a combo of clips and adhesive makes it difficult to open the case.
● Ribbon cables connected to the logic board run over the top and connect on the bottom, making it difficult to remove the board or disconnect the cables.

Take a look at a few photos below or hit the link for more...

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Teardown of New iPod Touch Reveals Same Internals as 32GB, 64GB Models

Teardown of New iPod Touch Reveals Same Internals as 32GB, 64GB Models

Teardown of New iPod Touch Reveals Same Internals as 32GB, 64GB Models

Teardown of New iPod Touch Reveals Same Internals as 32GB, 64GB Models
Steven - June 29, 2014 at 4:41pm
Well even with the better specs, the apple products just run better because of how great iOS is written, if android actually tightened up their operating system then I might consider switching but I can't stand how many force closes and stuff just not working correctly on android.
prostovank - June 27, 2014 at 6:39pm
@Dave Vangina, If customers didn't want it, they wouldn't buy it. Simple as that.
Dave Vangina - June 27, 2014 at 4:54pm
Disgusting. This should be prohibited to sell same old crap over and over as new model. It is cheating customers
Great! - June 27, 2014 at 7:05pm
Apple products are more about usability than specifications. You will notice that many buyers of Apple products don't bother so much on the numbers game, although they do compare storage space within the same range of products to suit their own needs. On the other hand, other manufacturers tend to sell their products on the specs of their products compared to Apple's, like CPU speed, how many mega pixels their cameras have, how many pixels their screens have etc. These manufacturers know that if they can't beat Apple on usability, then they will beat them on specs.
Steven - June 27, 2014 at 4:16pm
Apples been always trying to rip people off, of course they could have put the camera in the original 16gb 5th gen. Back when they were first announcing the iPhone 5 and the iPod touch 5th gen, the guy was like, and it's got an old processor that everybody is going to be pissed off about :/, you can see it in his face.
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