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New iPod touch teardown reveals A8 chip, 1GB of RAM and more

Apple may have once held entire events dedicated to the iPod family but, earlier this week, it made a very quiet update to its music players. That included a new iPod touch, which hadn’t been refreshed since sometime around 2012, and it now has plenty of up to date hardware.

iFixit recently took out the toolbox and opened up the new iPod touch to show us a look inside. We see the A8 processor, which we already knew was included in the device, in addition to 1GB of RAM, 128GB of NAND flash provided by Toshiba and the 8-megapixel camera. iFixit noticed that the camera lacks OIS and also the sapphire glass cover, the latter of which means it’s more prone to scratching than the camera on an iPhone.

iFixit also gave the iPod touch a repairability score of 4/10. It found that the battery shouldn’t prove much of a headache to replace if needed, but that the rest of the device has too many soldered components that would result in “either a very difficult or very expensive repair if any one part breaks.” In other words, buy AppleCare+.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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