Apple does it again–a new product, a new problem. The newest (fifth generation) iPod Touch, according to Tech Crunch, is more difficult to repair than the fourth generation model. Apparently, the new iPod Touch is even harder to repair than the iPhone 5.
According to Tech Crunch, iFixit gave the music player a 3 out of 10 on the repairability scale, compared to the iPhone 5′s shocking 7 out of 10. The fourth generation model scored 4 out of 10.
The battery isn’t very difficult to deal with, but iFixit says that Apple soldered many of the components together. And to top that off, there are no external screws on the device, but rather clips and adhesive. So, be very careful with your new iPod, because it’s going to be quite a pain to get the thing fixed. It seems that Apple is having a hard time making user-friendly products, and the iPod is no exception. Apple recently released a new iPod TV ad called Bounce, featuring all three updated iPod products, including the touch, nano, and shuffle all in lots of pretty colors.
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