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iFixit performs full teardown of 16GB 2014 iPod touch, finds similar components to larger capacity models

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Date: Friday, June 27th, 2014, 11:32
Category: Hardware, iPod Touch, News

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The 16GB 2014 iPod touch is out, it’s gotten some favorable feedback, is available for US$199 and apparently includes the same internal design and an identical rear facing iSight camera, a teardown of the device has revealed.

Upon getting their mitts on the new iPod touch, the cool cats at iFixit performed a full teardown of the unit, revealing a near-identical build to previous models with the exception of a 5-megapixel rear camera as well as a button for the iPod touch loop to accommodate Apple’s US$9 strap for the device.


The new iPod touch has the model number “A1421” on the back, which is the same as the higher-capacity versions.

All three 2014 iPod touch models also include the A5 processor with 512 megabytes of integrated RAM. The internal radios are capable of 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, while the 5-megapixel camera captures 1080p video. A forward-facing FaceTime camera also captures 720p video.

The unit’s logic board, FaceTime camera, battery, Lightning connector, headphone jack, speaker and home button are all found on a single cable within the compact device.

The teardown also discovered the following chips on the logic board:
– Apple A5 dual-core processor, with 4 Gb (512 MB) of Elpida Mobile DDR2 RAM, denoted by the B4064B3PM silkscreen label.

– Toshiba THGBX3G7D2KLA0C 128 Gb (16 GB) NAND flash.

– Apple 338S1064-B1 dialog power management IC (similar to the Apple 338S1131).

– Murata 339S0171 Wi-Fi module.

– Broadcom BCM5976 touchscreen controller.

– 338S1146 Apple/Cirrus Logic audio codec.

– STMicroelectronics AGD4 2336 L84DC low-power, three-axis gyroscope.

If you’ve picked up the new iPod touch and have any feedback to offer about it, please let us know in the comments.

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