Apple's New iPods Get Torn Apart and Examined

It's been a week since Apple announced the new iPods, and that means they're currently making their way to retailer shelves. However, you can't purchase your new iPod without knowing everything about it, right? You have to know what makes it tick and how many parts it has. How could you ever commit to a purchase without knowing these things? Well fear not, because the folks at iFixit know what you need and are on hand to help.

The iFixit staff spent this week tearing apart the new iPods and taking pictures of all the little bits and bobs inside. Check the pictures below and be sure to click through for the full gallery and details of what they found inside!

 iPod Nano Teardown

iPod Touch Teardown

iPod Shuffle Teardown


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  • tipoo
    So where is the gold plate that adds 90 dollars value to the Nano?

    Seriously, they stripped out so many features from the previous one, its just a Shuffle Plus now.
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  • applegetsmelaid
    Hey! Someone at Foxconn worked hard to put that thing together! Have some respect will ya?
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  • p4nz3rm4d
    Guy 1: Hey, how much did you pay for that mac?
    Guy 2: $1500
    Guy 1: So it must have a nVidia 8800 and like 4GB of RAM right?
    GUy 2: No, onboard graphics and 1GB of RAM
    Guy 1: So why was it so much?
    Guy 2: The keyboard is nice

    ... this also applies to these ipods...
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  • WR
    0.19 watt hour rechargeable battery - what miniaturization!
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  • tipoo
    So where is the gold plate that adds 90 dollars value to the Nano?

    Seriously, they stripped out so many features from the previous one, its just a Shuffle Plus now.
    27
  • tsnorquist
    If the new Ipod touch had the Iphone 4's camera, it'd be worth the price they are asking. But seeing that it has the same quality camera my netbook is running, it totally disqualifies me from looking at it.
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