The iPod touch 6th generation may have taken forever to finally arrive, but it took almost no time for the boys and girls over at iFixit to give it a proper teardown.
As we noted in yesterday’s full review of the 6th-gen iPod touch, this device is a marked improvement over the previous generation, and features the same powerful A8 processor as the iPhone 6, and double the RAM of the 5th-gen iPod touch. But that’s not all that’s new in this refresh. Be sure to check out iFixit’s teardown for a full breakdown of all of the music player’s components.
Here’s a listing of all of the technical components found inside of the new iPod touch:
• Apple A8 APL1011 SoC + SK Hynix RAM H9CKNNN8KTMRWR-NTH 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM
• Toshiba THGBX3G7D2KLA0C 128 Gb (16 GB) NAND flash
• NXP LPC18B1UK ARM Cortex-M3 Microcontroller (M8 Motion Coprocessor)
• InvenSense MP67B 6-axis Gyroscope and Accelerometer
• Universal Scientific Industrial 339S0231Wi-Fi Module
• Broadcom BCM5976 Touchscreen Controller
• Texas Instruments 343S0645 Touchscreen Controller
• Apple 338S1116 Cirrus Audio Codec
• NXP Semiconductors 1610A2 Display Interface Controller
• Texas Instruments 6573 Power Management IC
Ultimately, the device was hit with a repairability score of 4/10. That’s not very good, but it does beat the lower 3/10 score posted by the 5th-gen touch.
Now that you’ve gotten the chance to let the arrival of Apple’s new iPod touch sink in a bit, what are your thoughts on the device? Does the confirmation of the extra RAM and the faster processor move the needle for you?