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Engadget notes that Apple's new iPod touch introduced yesterday has appeared on the website of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Along with other standard information on radiation emissions required by the FCC for approval, the documents contain a series of internal and external photos of the device, which will not be making its way into the hands of consumers until next week.
Here, the FCC got its greasy paws on the new Retina Display-packing iPod touch, aka "Apple A1367," and in the gallery below you can see exactly where Cupertino keeps that A4 processor, 3.44 watt-hour battery, internal antenna, and 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi.
Engadget's gallery of images from the FCC's site shows how Apple has been able to pack the iPod touch's internals into an increasingly thin form factor now checking in at just 0.28 inches thick. Also included are shots at various stages of disassembly, as well as several individual parts.


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We'll likely have to wait until next week for teardown experts like those at iFixit to get their hands on the device and rip it apart to perform complete analyses of the components found inside, but the FCC's photos provide an interesting first look inside the new iPod touch.


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Engadget also notes that the FCC has posted documents relating to the new Apple TV, but that photos of the device are not included. According to a letter included with the documentation, Apple has requested confidentiality on such photos for a period of 180 days.

Article Link: Fourth-Generation iPod Touch Teardown Photos Posted by FCC
 

SkippyThorson

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I'm dying to see how and why they omitted the black plastic piece, and just went with an all metal back. How is this achieved? Same sort of iPhone 4 perimeter antenna, instead near the iPod Touch screen's gasket?

Liquidmetal rear would be an interesting one. Already ordered one, so definitely interesting to see how or of this rear is different.
 

LondonCentral

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iFixit are busy looking for tweezers small enough to pick up the camera:rolleyes:

I'll be getting one come Monday morning... :)
 

Yamcha

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Lame, I'm a bit disappointed it looks like that. I was hoping for the same look as the iphone 4, there should have been a white version aswell..
 

aznkid25

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I noticed that there isn't the black plastic cutout for the wi-fi, like in previous versions. Anyone know where the wi-fi receiver is on this device?
 

Appleoholic

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Engadget also notes that the FCC has posted documents relating to the new Apple TV, but that photos of the device are not included. According to a letter included with the documentation, Apple has requested confidentiality on such photos for a period of 180 days.

Why? Because they don't want us to see the tech inside?

iFixit will tear it down soon anyway, so... :D
 

min_t

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Lame, I'm a bit disappointed it looks like that. I was hoping for the same look as the iphone 4, there should have been a white version aswell..

I be mighty pissed if they came out with a white iPod Touch before the white iPhone. My guess is :apple: wanted to differenciate the iPhone from the Touch. Besides, you'd be less likely to get mugged if the criminal sees that you have the latter (based on gut feeling).;)
 

Piggie

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I'm genuinely surprised they have again gone for the old fashioned curved back look.

I was fully expecting they would have gone with the more modern iPhone4 style of case, even if they had a sheet of hard plastic, rather than glass, on the back.

It looks a few years old already to me.
 

bug67

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It always kinda makes me cringe to see a perfectly good piece of kit get tore up. Oh, well. At least it ain't mine. :)
 

Bodhi395

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I'm dying to see how and why they omitted the black plastic piece, and just went with an all metal back. How is this achieved? Same sort of iPhone 4 perimeter antenna, instead near the iPod Touch screen's gasket?

I was thinking the same thing. I'm glad the black piece is gone, since it made the back look ugly, but I don't see how the ipod will get reception now.

I really hope there is no antenna gate type controversy where if you touch the back or sides in a certain way you lose your wifi reception.
 

cvaldes

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I'm dying to see how and why they omitted the black plastic piece, and just went with an all metal back. How is this achieved? Same sort of iPhone 4 perimeter antenna, instead near the iPod Touch screen's gasket?

Liquidmetal rear would be an interesting one. Already ordered one, so definitely interesting to see how or of this rear is different.
It's possible that the entire stainless steel back is the WiFi antenna.

Another idea is that the antenna is the thin metal bezel next to the glass screen, but it's hard to tell from the images on the Apple website if this is a separate piece or simply a molded design element.
 

Reefbone

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I appreciate the responsible reporting. Notably the use of photos that are publicly available and not from some lost piece of proprietary equipment.
 

Eidorian

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I thought the mic was on the bottom.

Probably an LED to indicate the video camera is on.

s.
I seem to remember the speaker at least venting a large portion of sound from the dock connector. The pinhole microphone would be appropriate next to the aperture.
 
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