iPod touch 6th generation teardown reveals 1GB of RAM, 1043mAh battery and no surprises

BY Evan Selleck

Published 17 Jul 2015

iPod touch 6th Gen teardown

Recently, a quick benchmarking of the newest member of the iPod touch lineup revealed quite a bit, including the device’s RAM.

Now, thanks to a new teardown from the folks at iFixit, it’s been confirmed that the new A8-equipped iPod touch does indeed come with 1GB of RAM. Of course, the teardown also revealed plenty of what we already knew, including the aforementioned inclusion of the A8 processor, and the M8 coprocessor as well. The inclusion of Bluetooth 4.1 is a nice addition for the portable device, as it offers less interference with LTE bands, improved power management, faster data transfer and is supposed to be more reliable.

The battery is measured in at 1043mAh (the 5th-gen iPod touch’s battery measured in at 1030mAh), which Apple says will get owners 40 hours of music playback. If your jam is more about video, though, Apple notes the new iPod touch will last upwards of 8 hours.

Apple officially launched the new iPod touch, along with refreshed colors for the iPod nano and shuffle, just two days ago. The prices start at $199 for the 16GB variant, and shoot up to $399 for the new 128GB option, with 32GB and 64GB options in between. For those that want to take full advantage of Apple Music, it’s been recently revealed that the new iPod nano and shuffle won’t sync offline tracks from the music streaming service, so for those folks, the iPod touch is the only worthwhile option.

What do you think of the new iPod touch?

[via iFixit]