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| September 9, 2010
iFixit Takes The iPod Touch Apart - Why So Thin & Cheap?
As you know, Apple released the fourth iteration of its very successful iPod touch today. And, as usual, the folks at iFixit took one apart as soon as they got their hands on it, just so we can learn all its secrets. Steve Jobs announced the iPod touch last week as the iPhone-without-a-phone. Yet, it's much cheaper (starting at $229, and no contract involved) and also much thinner than an iPhone 4. So what's the catch? Well, we wouldn't go so far as saying there really is a catch, but here is what iFixit found out. First, the new iPod touch did get a lot of features from the iPhone 4. Like:
- 640x960-pixel resolution retina display
- Rear-facing camera with 720p video recording
- Front-facing camera with VGA video recording
- 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
- FaceTime video chat
- Three-axis gyro