It always amazes me when I see these dissections. Someone plunks down a neat stack of their own, hard-earned cash for a brand new Apple product that they know will be dissembled the instant they get it home. Of course, I'm always happy enough to look. The urge to "see how it works" has been with me since I was a kid taking radios apart (sorry, dad), and I'm sure it is responsible for my working in IT today.
Anyway, Apple Matters looks at Daniel Kushner's examination of the little device's innards, which he describes as the complexity of making something work simply. The gallery is not for the timid (words like "cadaver," "guts" and "tongue" are brandied about), so be forewarned.