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New iPod touch and Nano dissected

updated 09:45 pm EDT, Wed September 10, 2008

New iPods dissected

Just a day after Apple's official announcement of updated iPods, the team at iFixit has already taken apart the second generation iPod touch and fourth generation iPod Nano, providing pictures of the process as well. iFixit provides parts and disassembly pictures for many Apple products, including these new devices. Arguably the most interesting detail found under the hood was a Bluetooth chip in the iPod touch, a feature that Apple has so far kept quiet about.

The mainboard on the iPod Nano is particularly small, with this being the thinnest version yet. One unfortunate manufacturing detail, the soldered battery, will make for tricky replacement.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Lebensmuede

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Nano battery replacement?

    "One unfortunate manufacturing detail, the soldered battery, will make for tricky replacement."

    What I'd like to know is how many people actually send their iPods in to have the battery replaced by Apple after it has run its course or just chuck the whole iPod and buy a newer model with all the "cool new" features...

  1. Eldernorm

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Good post / question

    If one is smart, they buy the 3 year protection, and never look back. Battery included. Just a thought.

    I have a 1st gen bought on refurb and it looked great, acted great, and its still going. I use it on days when I just want music and not the hassel of a larger screen or controls.


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