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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

  • 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.
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  • 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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  • applegetsmelaid
    Hey! Someone at Foxconn worked hard to put that thing together! Have some respect will ya?
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  • smeker
    tsnorquistIf 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.
    Right..... so it has a way better screen than iPod touch 3G, faster CPU/GPU, 256MB RAM, Built in mic, front and rear camera, Is thinner, lighter and has a better battery life than the iPod 3G and it's the same price as the 3G was.... and somehow this is not worth....?

    Are you smoking crack? .. or you just like talking trash about any Apple article....
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  • nforce4max
    Hmmmm iThumb, to small even for my watch maker hands.
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  • swell9
    Toshiba Apples?
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  • AMW1011
    smekerRight..... so it has a way better screen than iPod touch 3G, faster CPU/GPU, 256MB RAM, Built in mic, front and rear camera, Is thinner, lighter and has a better battery life than the iPod 3G and it's the same price as the 3G was.... and somehow this is not worth....? Are you smoking crack? .. or you just like talking trash about any Apple article....
    Yeah I'm not seeing whats so special about it. There are far better products on the market, a good example is that new Archos 43. It has full flash, a bigger screen, expandable memory (gasp!), plenty of music and video codecs, doesn't require iTunes, has a nicer camera, HDMI out, USB host, Blue Tooth tethering, and all at a lower price. What does the iPod have? Some screen resolution gimmick and video chat, wow...
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  • smeker
    AMW1011Yeah I'm not seeing whats so special about it. There are far better products on the market, a good example is that new Archos 43. It has full flash, a bigger screen, expandable memory (gasp!), plenty of music and video codecs, doesn't require iTunes, has a nicer camera, HDMI out, USB host, Blue Tooth tethering, and all at a lower price. What does the iPod have? Some screen resolution gimmick and video chat, wow...
    Well for one the Ipod touch does not feel like a brick in your pocket, and the Archos does.

    Than it has a better screen, battery life, way more apps, and VLC just submitted their player to the Apps store so if that gets approved you'll be able to play moves from different codecs.
    Did I also mention that the GUI is way smoother on the iPod touch than on the Archos
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  • jgv115
    tipooSo 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.They obviously want users to buy the new iPod Touch.

    iPod touch = app store = $$$ for apple
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