New 16GB iPod Touch gets the iFixit teardown treatment, finds repairability still low


new 16GB iPod Touch teardown
Sometimes, when Apple gets the inkling, they’ll release a refresh product line that introduces new components to the mix, to test things out. And sometimes they just like to refresh things. That looks to be the case with the new 16GB iPod Touch, which has just received the teardown treatment.
What the teardown reveals might not be that much of a surprise, but at the same time it may very well be for those who expect to see something new inside a refreshed product. Sure, the new iPod Touch gets a new camera and that’s certainly worth mentioning, but as iFixit points out, it isn’t so much about what the refreshed iPod Touch is gaining, as it is more about what it lost in the regeneration.
From the teardown results:
At least, that’s the way this camera-laden, 16 GB iPod Touch came to be. 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.
Interesting indeed. So, while Apple may usually test out new components in a refreshed product lineup, that is not the case this time around. What’s more, considering the new is so similar to the old, the repairability score is still very low, with iFixIt keeping it at a 3 out of 10.
Did you already pick up a new iPod Touch with a camera, or do you plan to?
[via iFixIt]

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