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iPod Touch 4G Teardown Reveals No Vibration Motor, 256GB of RAM

iPod Touch 4G Teardown Reveals No Vibration Motor, 256GB of RAM

Posted September 8, 2010 at 8:34pm by iClarified · 12552 views
iFixIt's teardown of the iPod touch 4G reveals that the device does not have a vibration motor and only 256GB of RAM.

An earlier report and a product description from Apple stated that the iPod touch 4G would receive vibration alerts for FaceTime calls. Apple today updated their site to remove references to vibration and it seems that TouchFans misidentified the microphone as the vibration motor.

Other Notes:
● The battery lists a capacity of 3.44 Watt-hours.
● The fourth generation Touch's rear-facing camera does not support autofocus and is a much lower resolution
● The new iPod Touch includes only 256 MB of RAM
● This iPod features the same A4 processor that's found in the iPad and iPhone 4
● The iPod Touch now has a legitimate speaker

iPod Touch 4th Generation Repairability: 4 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)
● Good: Opening the device is pretty straightforward, as long as you have a heat gun and some iPod Touch opening tools handy.
● Good: The headphone jack is not soldered to the logic board, a first for the iPod Touch line.
● Bad: The front glass and LCD are permanently fused together, increasing the cost of repairing broken front glass.
● Bad: Removing the display completely requires removing the logic board
● Bad: Apple soldered the volume button and sleep button cable to the logic board. The previous Touch had a ZIF connector. This makes removing logic board very difficult.
● Bad: The battery is still soldered to the logic board, just like previous models.

You can see the entire gallery of teardown pics and notes at the link below...

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iPod Touch 4G Teardown Reveals No Vibration Motor, 256GB of RAM

iPod Touch 4G Teardown Reveals No Vibration Motor, 256GB of RAM
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saaketh
saaketh - September 10, 2010 at 11:48am
its funny how your saying ONLY 256GB. more like holy shit! 256GB! not even a pc has that much!
saaketh
saaketh - September 10, 2010 at 11:47am
lol, you guys really gotta learn the difference between GB and MB.
smash
smash - September 8, 2010 at 9:56pm
256GB haha ... nice lol
Ash
Ash - September 9, 2010 at 7:29am
256MB Or 256 GB......?
SRASC
SRASC - September 8, 2010 at 8:44pm
256GB of RAM? Wow. That's a home run for Apple...
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