Unlike the iPhone 5 which is relatively easy to tear apart, the iPod touch is a modder’s nightmare. The iPod touch is held together with a strong adhesive and a series of clips that attach the front of the base to the back chassis. According to iFixit, it takes more than “a quick zap with the heat gun and a gentle pry” to take the unit apart. This difficulty extends to the internal components as well.
Once apart, iFixit did confirm that the iPod touch has some disappointing innards including a home button with a membrane design that is weaker than the iPhone 5′s button, and a simpler, cheaper display assembly. On the plus side, the iPod touch includes Apple’s A5 dual-core processor with with 4 GB of Mobile DDR2 RAM and a 1030 mAh battery that’ll deliver 40 hours of use.
Pre-orders for these new iPod touch models started in September and the units are now en route to customers. While they wait for their iOS devices to arrive, customers can hop over to iFixit and browse through the internal hardware eye candy.