The pioneers at iFixit are at it again, this time exploring the Loop's newest, coolest gadget -- the iPod nano. According to their measurements, this iPod is as thin as it could possibly be, and more densely packed than any previous Apple device. I work on iPods at my day job, but I'm afraid to start working on this one because there is very little wasted space and LOTS of glue.
Here are some facts worth highlighting:
- The iPod nano uses flash memory manufactured by Toshiba.
- Apple would not be able to put a larger camera into it without reducing the footprint of other components.
- It uses the same style speaker as the iPod touch. The sound exits through the dock connector.
- The display has 17.5% more real estate than the 4th Generation iPod nano.