Repair geniuses at iFixit were able to get their hands on the latest 16 GB iPod Touch from Apple a couple of weeks ago, and gave Apple fans a look inside the low-end $299 device. They found out that its internal design is largely similar to the 32 and 64 GB models, although with a few changes.
Inside the 16 GB iPod Touch
When it comes to the 16 GB iPod Touch’s internal design, its logic board looks almost similar to the fifth-generation variants, although it lacks a rear-facing camera.
Additionally, the ribbon cables found at the top portion of the device are slightly re-routed because of the missing iSight camera. It is also due to this that the microphone, which is usually rear-facing on other models, was moved to the top of the low-end iPod Touch.
Wrist strap loop that can be found at the bottom of the device, however, is missing in the 16 GB iPod Touch. The logic board’s integrated circuit includes:
- Apple A5 dual-core processor, with 512 megabytes of Mobile DDR2 RAM
- Toshiba THGBX2G7B2JLA01 16 gigabytes of NAND flash
- Apple 3381064 dialog power management IC
- Murata 339S0171 Wi-Fi module
- Broadcom BCM5976 touchscreen controller
- STMicroelectronics low-power, three-axis gyroscope (AGD4/2305/O2LBV)
- Apple 338S1116 and Apple 338S1077 Cirrus Audio Codecs
Prior to this, Apple posted the 16 GB iPod Touch that costs $299 on their website to the people’s surprise. That’s because the company did not launch their fifth-gen iPod Touches in September 2012 with a 16 GB model. Instead, they offered the fourth-gen iPod Touch with a slower processor and smaller screen for less than $200.