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iPod touch 4G teardown: Only 256MB of RAM


iFixit has posted its teardown of the fourth-generation iPod touch, discovering several interesting details about the new media player. Most notably, the touch 4G’s A4 processor carries the same marking on it as the iPad’s A4, indicating that the new device offers only 256MB of RAM, which is somewhat surprising given that the iPhone 4 has 512MB of RAM. The iPod touch 4G also features a a slightly thinner front-facing camera module, and it appears that the LCD and front glass panel are fused together like the iPhone 4’s, meaning users will need to replace both components should one become damaged and/or fail to function properly.

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Apple played this game with the iPhone from the start. Before the iPhone 1G came out I was using a MotoRazr on AT&T with 3G, and Apple releases the iPhone 1G with EDGE just so they can sell the 3G to the poor unknowing suckers that bought into the hype of the iPhone 1G.

Posted by Lou on March 6, 2011 at 11:30 PM (CST)


I purchased the 4g iPod and I find that unless I have 10+ memory using apps in the background I can use intense functions such as online modern combat without any affect. All-round I find it a great product for me as I already have a phone and don’t want to get dragged into a contract so things such as 4g Internet don’t cost a fortune. Although the camera could be better it is because it is a video still camera. The video function is great.

Posted by Ted Robinson on April 4, 2011 at 2:56 PM (CDT)


iPhoto is one of the first apps to require 512MB of ram, limiting it to iPhone 4, 4S, ipad2 and 3.

Posted by Auser on March 9, 2012 at 5:49 PM (CST)


Gee aren’t we spoiled. It makes me laugh reading all the replies on here.

You people simply don’t get it. Apple wants you to buy the IPHONE. Period. Plain and simple.  It has nothing to do with Apple not wanting to lose 2 bucks putting more memory inside. They want you to buy the $600 iPhone instead of the $200 iPod.

Why are we complaining about what the iPod doesn’t have anyways? It is an amazing device as it is. Remember just a few years ago when you could only get an iPod that could play songs with a click wheel for essentially the same price?

Posted by I Am M on June 18, 2012 at 12:11 PM (CDT)

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