*Re-uploaded to correct some factual issues* Apple's secret release of the 5th Generation iPod Touch yesterday was like a ninja attack: silent, swift, and unexpected. But we always have our spudgers at the ready and we quickly got the Touch to spill its glorious gadget guts. We had high hopes for this iPod, in terms of repairability, considering that the recently launched iPhone 5 is the most repairable iPhone yet. Here's the abridged version of our discoveries: *Apple used adhesive AND retaining clips to seal the 5th generation iPod Touch shut, making it a pain to even open up the device. *The battery is soldered to the logic board. *Many components are soldered together, making replacing a single component impossible tricky, if not impossible, for average folks. The 5th generation iPod Touch scored a disappointing 3/10 on the repairability scale. Link to the complete teardown: http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPod+Touch+5th+Generation+Teardown/10803/1 Follow iFixit on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ifixit Like iFixit on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ifixit
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