iFixit recently took the brand new iPod touch and ripped it apart to reveal the internals and to figure out just how hard it is to fix. As it turns out, it’s not that easy to repair on your own. The site discovered that the fifth generation iPod touch packs Apple’s A5 processor, 512MB of RAM, 32GB of NAND flash made by Toshiba, a Murata Wi-Fi module, a Broadcom touchscreen controller and a gyroscope, among other internal parts.
Unfortunately, however, you won’t be able to easily repair the fifth generation iPod touch yourself. The company found that it’s hard to open the case, tons of components are all soldered together, there aren’t any external screws and it’s extremely hard to remove the cables attached to the logic board. Thankfully, that’s why the Genius Bar and Apple Care exist.