iFixit Posts Teardown of the New iPod Touch 6G [Photos]

iFixit Posts Teardown of the New iPod Touch 6G [Photos]

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iFixit has posted a teardown of the new iPod touch 6G released earlier this week.

Apple has literally been calling their iPod Touch 6th Generation "the best iPod touch yet." While they are giving their music box some of the iPhone's newest duds, only teardown will tell if this iPod is up to repairability snuff. Join us for some sweet disassembly, and some spicy X-ray action.

Highlights:
● This Touch totes a 3.83 V, 3.99 Wh battery with a rating of 1043 mAh, as opposed to the 3.7 V, 3.8 Wh, 1030 mAh rated battery found in the 5th Generation Touch.
● In lieu of that wiggly yellow flex cable, a new, straight ribbon cable connects the lower assembly to the underside of the logic board.
● Despite the equal pixel count, the Touch's camera lacks some of its cousin's finer features, such as the sapphire crystal lens cover and auto image stabilization.
● The Touch's ƒ/2.4 aperture also falls short of the 6's ƒ/2.2.
● Apple A8 APL1011 SoC + SK Hynix RAM H9CKNNN8KTMRWR-NTH 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM (Same as iPhone 6, but underclocked to 1.10 GHz per core)

iPod Touch 6th Generation Repairability Score: 4 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)
● While very difficult, opening the case and replacing components is not impossible.
● The battery is adhered with pull tabs that should aid in battery replacement.
● 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 below for the full teardown.

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iFixit Posts Teardown of the New iPod Touch 6G [Photos]

iFixit Posts Teardown of the New iPod Touch 6G [Photos]

iFixit Posts Teardown of the New iPod Touch 6G [Photos]

iFixit Posts Teardown of the New iPod Touch 6G [Photos]
John - July 21, 2015 at 2:42pm
My is there a turtle? We ain't in freaking Nemo.
Alison McKellar - July 18, 2015 at 4:28pm
Is Apple intentionally making their products less durable and more difficult to repair or am I imagining things? The iPhone 4s were so great. The screens didn't separate because they used screws and not adhesive and I repaired so many of them. Easy swap outs on the batteries were so great too. Am I just not as used to repairing the newer ones or are they actually more difficult?
ParagonHKG - July 19, 2015 at 6:08am
Are you an Apple certified iOS device repair technician?
mattt - July 17, 2015 at 6:11pm
I wonder if the screen is the same as the 5th gen
Joseph - July 17, 2015 at 7:05pm
The best answer would be no... There is a new camera sensor. They are not swappable.
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