The nimble fingers over at iFixit have torn down Apple’s recently announced iPod touch, and things… are mostly the same. Digging into the device’s internals, the website found a logic board that’s pretty much a spitting image of the more premium touch models, with minor adjustments made to account for the lack of a rear camera.
In the 16GB model, iFixit identified the integrated circuits on the logic board, which includes the A5 processor, Wi-Fi module and other parts typical in Apple devices. Just like the device’s outward appearance, the innards are only slightly tweaked and rerouted because of the more available flexibility—the lack of a wrist strap will do that.
The new iPod touch is replacing Apple’s fourth-generation 16GB and 32GB models, which were priced at $199 and $249 respectively. This version runs for $229, and slots next to the Cupertino company’s more premium iPod touch devices, which come with rear- and front-facing cameras, as well as a wrist strap connection.