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Specialists iFixit rated the repairability of the new iPod touch

The market entry of the sixth generation compact multimedia player iPod touch took place, so it was logical to expect that it will get on the table for enthusiasts from iFixit, who will try to do this in search of discoveries. Among the key can be mentioned a more capacious battery, 1 GB RAM, Bluetooth 4.1 (first Apple device) and the absence of a mechanism for the strap.

Disassembly showed that the buttons sound, microphone, LED-flash and power combined with the same rubber cable, easily removed from the rear cover. “This type of design is used in many Apple products. The transition to a single rubber band allows you to save a little, but, unfortunately, has a negative impact on maintainability,” says iFixit.

The player uses the battery capacity of 1043 mAh, which is slightly larger than 1030 mAh in the previous model iPod touch. Specialists iFixit also found the A8 processor used in top-end smartphones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. 4-inch Retina display on iPod touch sixth generation is still inferior to the iPhone screen and uses a much more simple design.

The list of features the iPod touch 6G, which became known for disassembly:

  • the Apple A8 processor;
  • 16 GB flash drive Toshiba THGBX3G7D2KLA0C;
  • a six-axis gyroscope InvenSense MP67B;
  • chip Texas Instruments 343S0645 for the touch screen;
  • unified chip Bluetooth/Wi-Fi – Broadcom BCM4354);
  • the touchscreen controller Broadcom BCM5976;
  • digital-to-analog Converter Texas Instruments 6573;
  • logic power management Apple 338S00040-AZ.

In General, the resource iFixit rated the repairability of the device in 4 points out of 10 possible — in other words, to repair new iPod is quite difficult.

The cost of the iPod touch 6G in Russia is 14 990 rubles per model memory 16 GB, 32 GB version asking 18 490 rubles, and for the opportunity to use the 64-GB modification will have to pay 21 990 rubles. The same road is a 128-Gigabyte version — it is estimated at 28 990 rubles.

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