It has only been one day and iFixit has already recieved and torn apart the new talking iPod Shuffle. While there is not a whole lot to see in the way of sheer part numbers, it gives us an look into the intricate packaging that the people over at Apple make their passion. See the pictures below and head over to iFixit if you want to see the rest.
iFixit notes the following about their tear-down
* Normal headphones can be used without any adapters, except that the user cannot do anything except play music (no pause or volume control).
* The battery is extremely tiny — about the size of a dime — and consequently has a paltry capacity of 73 mAh. That’s less than half the size of the batteries used in previous shuffles.
* The weight of the entire shuffle is less than 11 grams, but the headphones add another 9 grams.
* The rear cover and clip weigh as much as the rest of the shuffle.
* With the casing removed, the electronics and battery weigh only 4 grams, less than the weight of a single sheet of paper.
* There is only one screw in the shuffle.
* The shuffle is not too challenging to open, but the rear cover can deform easily if the user is not careful while opening it.
[iFixit] – iPod Shuffle Disassembly