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The fifth-generation iPod nano was released only yesterday, and already the deconstructionistas at repair-and-parts shop iFixit have vivisected one, yanking out its tiny, tightly engineered internal organs. You can find the entire 28-photo teardown, complete with running commentary, on iFixit's website - but here are some of …


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  1. windywoo

    I heard that...

    Steve Jobs didn't have a liver transplant he has a specially adapted iPod there and he plugs a set of headphones into his navel.

  2. Anonymous Coward


    What they did is a dissection. "Vivisected" implies that it was on and operating at the time (or at least when they started).

  3. 2FishInATank

    @northern monkey

    Fantastic. Now there can be even more idiots wandering around listening to (usually shite) music and 'thoughtfully sharing' their excellent taste with everyone nearby in outstandingly poor quality.

    Thanks Steve, that was a great idea.

  4. Anonymous Coward

    But Will It Blend?

    That is the question...

  5. Anonymous Coward


    Not necessarily a dissection... if it was broken and not working then it could have have been an autopsy...

  6. mlo0352


    What type of connection is on that camera? Is it a standard connection type, if so what kind? I have seen that connection on a phone camera before and was just wondering if a mod could be done?

  7. Shades

    RE: Terminology

    As there is no way of completely powering down the unit, unless the battery is physically disconnected, then to a certain extent the device may be considered to be "on" until such time. In which case, using your own definition, vivisection, up to the point of the batteries removal, would be correct.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @AC 23:45

    True, but I think it's safe to assume that as a brand-new unit, it wasn't broken (yet).

  9. TimeMaster T


    Very cool, but can they put it back together?

  10. Elmer Phud


    "Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus."

    Pure porn, nothing less.

  11. Anonymous Coward

    @2FishInATank - nothing new

    I don't think you can blame Jobs for this one. People have been going around annoying the public with their shitty taste in music since at least the Sony Walkman, and before that the hand-held transistor radio.

    Maybe in the middle ages, noblemen used to race up and down the high street in their pimped-out carriages, windows down and minstrels turned up to 11.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Down

    Room for more tech?

    I want one with a GPS, phone and Farcebook interface!!!

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Evil Graham

    And even today, decades into the new age of miniaturisation, you can still encounter rastafarians and technologically backward youths parading around with a full size boombox on their shoulder.

  14. James Fox

    A title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits

    If I shouldn't try this at home, can I take it to the pub and have a go there?

  15. Yorkshirepudding
    Jobs Horns

    oh the humanity

    you know there is a episode of futurama where a giant garbage ball of New yorks rubbish returns to menace the city

    upon landing on it among the rubbish the planet express crew find a huge moutain of AOL disks

    id like that editing because a mountain of ipods would be more amusing considering the amount they bring out. but if people insist on buying every edition they bring out.....

  16. Joe K
    Dead Vulture

    "So skinny, its sick"

    Its ill? How can hardware be sick?

    Kindly keep your dated skater-lingo on the yankee board-parks where it belongs.

  17. Shades

    @Evil Graham; "Maybe in the middleages..."

    I have the weirdest image in my head now. Thanks, you truly are evil! :-)

  18. dave 46

    @Evil Graham

    "Maybe in the middle ages, noblemen used to race up and down the high street in their pimped-out carriages, windows down and minstrels turned up to 11."

    Almost, nobles would ride up and down the thames on barges with a full orchestra on a seperate barge - gotta play it loud so the toff's barge can hear it :)

  19. The First Dave


    Try reading the entire article - it seemed pretty clear to me that there isn't enough spare space in there to store much more than a couple of hydrogen nucleii, so how do you expect to fit a bigger/better camera in?

  20. Anonymous Coward


    "I want one with a GPS, phone and Farcebook interface!!!"

    It's called an iPhone.

  21. Anonymous Coward

    @Evil Graham

    Not the nobles, they would be what we call upper class today, they do not in general do the whole 'look at me' thing.. well, not the _obvious_ look at me thing anyway ;) . No, I suspect the best simily would be the town fool who staggered drunkenly through the streets, juiced up on fermented turnip juice and belting out whatever passed for top40 in those days.

    Come to think of it, not that much has changed since then.

    Megaphone, boom boom.

  22. Bernie 2

    And it still doesn't come with a built in cheese-grater

    Apple have really missed a trick.

  23. fishman

    Thank Ghod for the Ipod

    Because it helped to kill the more obnoxous boom boxes.

  24. Anonymous Coward

    another iPwn

    as inm iPwn your money.

  25. ilovemynips

    "So Skinny it's sick"

    I assumed they were referring to it being annorexic as oppesed to "it's sick" meaning "so skinny, it's awesome"...

  26. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture

    @Joe K

    I thought it was a reference to eating disorders, or possibly the state of Steve Jobs... borderline tasteless, but they are covering Apple products.

  27. Barney Carroll


    Vivisected, because the thing isn't dead – if you're going to pull apart an iPod Nano and break it in the process I'm a lot less interested.

  28. Seán


    Shocking backward satanic message player, the onan. Will it make you deaf?

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