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06-02-2013, 03:54 AM #1
Teardown of Apple's Recently Released 16 GB iPod Touch Shows Few Changes
A quick look inside Apple’s recently updated 16 GB iPod Touch has shown that the spaces where the camera and wrist strap loop are located in other models have simply just been left empty. According to iFixit, the repair wizards, who managed to get their hands on Apple’s new low-end $229 iPod Touch this week, the internal design is largely the same as the premium 32 and 64 GB varieties. In particular, the logic board is nearly identical, aside from the lack of a rear-facing camera.
The teardown discovered that the ribbon cables located on the top portion of the device have just been rerouting due to the lack of an iSight camera. The lack of a camera has also led to the microphone, which is rear-facing on other models, to be moved to the top of the device. At the bottom of the device, the space where the wrist-strap loop is located on the high-end models is empty in the 16 GB version. Aside from these tweaks, the parts and design of the new low-end iPod Touch are nearly identical. Integrated circuits identified on the logic board include the following according to iFixit:
- Apple A5 dual-core processor, with 512 megabytes of Mobile DDR2 RAM.
- Toshiba THGBX2G7B2JLA01 16 gigabytes of NAND flash
- Apple 3381064 dialog power management IC
- Murata 339S0171 Wi-Fi module
- Broadcom BCM5976 touchscreen controller
- STMicroelectronics low-power, three-axis gyroscope (AGD4/2305/O2LBV)
- Apple 338S1116 and Apple 338S1077 Cirrus Audio Codecs
Are any of you going to be purchasing the budget iPod Touch model or do you know someone who is?
06-02-2013, 08:03 AM #2
Mught as well pay a bit extra, and get more storage and a camera
06-02-2013, 08:08 AM #3
"Have just been rerouting"
Rerouting > Rerouted
06-02-2013, 10:18 AM #4
06-02-2013, 01:22 PM #5
Sounds tempting to get one. I wish they actually made a model without any camera as some places I work don't allow photography of any kind
06-02-2013, 01:59 PM #6
Just doesnt seem worth it, an iPhone is an iPod plus more, I keep all my music, apps etc on here so it's pointless to have an iPod, which is why I sold my
4th gen before the 4S came out. Only IPod I have left is the 1st gen 8GB touch
06-02-2013, 02:41 PM #7
06-02-2013, 03:06 PM #8
I don't see myself buying this but this is great for people who don't want to spend much on an iPod touch plus most people now a days only use front camera's."You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not"
06-02-2013, 04:22 PM #9
06-02-2013, 04:59 PM #10
And before anyone starts making assumptions, in app purchases is turned off and the iTunes ID does not have a credit card associated.
Last edited by vinaygoel2000; 06-02-2013 at 05:04 PM.
06-02-2013, 07:29 PM #11
06-02-2013, 07:37 PM #12
I can honestly say I have never seen anyone taking pictures of something with a front camera. Front camera is used for video chat and pictures to post on social network of your self. I have over 4,000 pictures/videos of my daughter and only 100 or so from front camera.
06-02-2013, 08:39 PM #13
True only a few pics u actually take use the front camera, but what about all those FaceTime ers
06-02-2013, 09:09 PM #14
06-03-2013, 07:32 AM #15
No thanks. Camera's are standard now. Taking them away means downgrading..im all set. Im interested in how well these new "low end" products will do..keep me posted.
06-03-2013, 12:08 PM #16
"Nearly identical" doesn't do much for me when I'm trying to learn if the screen and other parts can be swapped. Cable routing can affect this, so I'm less interested in it being different than I am in it being compatible.
06-04-2013, 09:25 AM #17
Wait, so there's no camera at all? I thought when it said "no iSight camera" that meant it was still just the crap camera the iPod 4 had.
Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
07-13-2013, 12:05 AM #18
Honestly, I don't really think people would pay 60 bucks less to get this one. 60 bucks for front cam and 16 gig seem fair enough a deal.