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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Top Rated Comments

Ray Brady Avatar
92 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.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MartinAppleGuy Avatar
92 months ago
I'm clearly to childish not to laugh at the tortoise haha
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
horsebattery Avatar
92 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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
92 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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maritimeseven Avatar
92 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?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kipj77 Avatar
92 months ago
Looks like there are two collar stays hidden away in the back casing.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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