• iFixit Teardown of New $199 16GB iPod Touch 5g Shows No New Surprises



    On Thursday, Apple launched a new model of its 16GB iPod touch 5g with a rear-facing iSight Camera with the discounted price of only $199. The device is certainly new, so we can count on the iFixit team to get their hands on one of the new devices and start tearing it apart.

    Their ritualistic practice of tearing the device apart piece-by-piece was not forgotten with this device. iFixit started with the display, moved on to the battery, and finally removed the internals from the device's case to find that there have been almost no real changes to the device whatsoever.

    iFixit found that the inside of the new iPod touch 5g is mostly unchanged from the older 32GB and 64GB configurations, and that repairs would be difficult to make since everything inside of the device is all soldered together onto the same major wire.

    iFixit scored the new iPod touch 5g a 3 out of 10 repairability score, with 10 being the easiest to repair and 1 being the hardest to repair. Notably, this is the same score given to the camera-less 16GB iPod touch 5g, and the older 32GB and 64GB iPod touch 5g configurations.

    The full tear-down of the new 16GB iPod touch 5g with all of its comments and pictures can be viewed at this link.

    Sources: iFixit
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iFixit Teardown of New $199 16GB iPod Touch 5g Shows No New Surprises started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
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