iFixIt Breaks Apart The New Shuffle, Declares It A DIYers Nightmare

iFixIt Breaks Apart The New Shuffle, Declares It A DIYers Nightmare

Our friends over at iFixIt may have been beaten to the punch by the gadget dissectors over at the FCC when it came to tearing down the new iPod Touch and spilling its secrets-stuffed guts onto the table for the whole world to see, but they’ve still got what it takes: their quick teardown of the new iPod Shuffle is now up on their website as an easy-to-follow tutorial.

We say “easy-to-follow.” We don’t mean “easy-to-perform.” A device this small is made up of component parts that are even tinier, and iFixIt says the new iPod Shuffle is incredibly difficult to vivisect, which is bad news for modders and DIYers… especially if you want to replace the new Shuffle’s miniscule 3.7-volt battery, which is soldered right to the logic board. Then again, for $49, if the Apple Store won’t replace your bum battery after a year, you might as well just pick up a new one.

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