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Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation (2010) Teardown

Cracking open the Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation

In September 2010, Apple unveiled the 4th generation iPod Touch. The new Touch is physically similar to previous versions, but it has several new features--including two cameras.

As with the iPod Shuffle and Nano, the Touch isn't designed to be easily disassembled. In fact, I found it to be the most difficult to take apart.

To disassemble the iPod Touch, you'll need a Phillips #00 screwdriver, a thin metal blade, plastic spudger, or iPod case opening tool, and a hair dryer or heat gun.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...