Cult of Mac> iFixit
It was only a matter of time before the guys at iFixit brought out their screwdrivers after the timid launch of Apple’s new iPod range a couple of days ago. There haven’t been many surprises after removing all the screws and looking at the components separately: the trend continues and the new iPod touch is one of the most complicated to repair at home .
In the image above you have all the parts separately: you can guess the screen, the home button, the battery (a little more powerful than the one in the previous iPod touch), some connectors, and the back. Like the iPhone, the motherboard is surprisingly small and has 512 MB of RAM . In comparison, the iPhone 5 has 1 GB of memory.
The reasons iFixit has rated this iPod touch a 3 out of 10 on “repairability” are the absence of screws (which makes it harder to disassemble because of the glue) and how compact all the components are in order to minimize the size of the terminal. The conclusion is the same as always with Apple: don’t expect to have much chance of repairing this player on your own: so many features in such a thin thickness have this price .