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New iPod Touch Teardown Confirms 1,043 mAh Battery and 1GB of RAM

iFixit has posted a detailed teardown of the new sixth-generation iPod touch, confirming that the device has a 1,043 mAh rated lithium-ion battery and 1GB of SK Hynix LPDDR3 RAM. Comparatively, the fifth-generation iPod touch released in 2012 had a 1,030 mAh rated battery and 512MB of RAM.

iPod touch 6G Teardown
The teardown also provides a closer look at the new iPod touch's Apple A8 chip and M8 motion coprocessor (NXP Semiconductors LPC18B1UK ARM Cortex-M3 Microcontroller), Toshiba NAND flash memory, InvenSense MP67B 6-axis gyroscope and accelerometer, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi module, Broadcom and Texas Instruments touchscreen controllers and other components.

iPod touch 6G Logic Board
The new iPod touch received a relatively low repairability score of 4 out of 10, with ten being the easiest to repair, due to several components being soldered together, no external screws and ribbon cables that are difficult to remove. iFixit has posted detailed step-by-step teardown instructions for the new iPod touch and sells the required tools and parts for most do-it-yourself repairs on its website.

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23 months ago
Those aren't tortoises. They're turtles. And since the average sea turtle is about 5 feet long, it appears the new iPod Touch has an impressive 140" screen.
Rating: 22 Votes
23 months ago
I'm clearly to childish not to laugh at the tortoise haha
Rating: 14 Votes
23 months ago
Wow. That's way too much. I wanted to get one, but too much battery life is a deal breaker for me. Maybe next time.
Rating: 7 Votes
23 months ago

The A5 in the prior model was clocked at only 800 MHz whereas the A8/M8 in this one is clocked at 1.1 GHz. Plus it also has double the RAM which evidently dings battery life a bit as well.

It's not as simple as that though. Memory already is among some of the least power hungry modules, and hitting the cache that this level is much less taxing than having to hit the HDD (or whatever the main storage is).

I really wish folks would stop using that argument because the implications are much more nuanced than that.
Rating: 7 Votes
23 months ago

I'm clearly to childish not to laugh at the tortoise haha


I was wondering why Apple would add tortoises. Possibly to support the flash memory?
Rating: 6 Votes
23 months ago
Looks like there are two collar stays hidden away in the back casing.
Rating: 4 Votes
23 months ago
What a tiny battery, no wonder the battery life is the same! Where did the A8's efficiency go?

EDIT: The main selling point of the A8 was that it was 50% more power efficient than the A7, and the iPhone 6 used that efficiency to compensate for the increase in display size. Since the iPod touch's screen size remained the same, shouldn't battery have improved a bit?
Rating: 3 Votes
23 months ago

The A5 in the prior model was clocked at only 800 MHz whereas the A8/M8 in this one is clocked at 1.1 GHz. Plus it also has double the RAM which evidently dings battery life a bit as well.

I'm not an expert, but wouldn't more RAM mean it could handle a larger workload more efficiently?
Rating: 3 Votes
23 months ago

Wasnt the ipod touch always ~1000 maH-ish?


I dunno. Read the article?
Rating: 3 Votes
23 months ago

What I really need is a 128GB iPod WITHOUT the fancy touch screen.


Here let me one up you.

Exactly what you want +32gb ('http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001F7AHOG/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1437147075&sr=1-2&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70')

*rollseyes*
Rating: 3 Votes

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