In recent weeks, iFixit has cracked open the iPhone 5 and the fifth generation iPod touch. Next in line for their classic teardown analysis is the seventh generation iPod nano. The first thing the group noticed about the new iPod nano is its long and thin profile, made possible by Apple’s new Lightning connector and clever internal cable engineering. It’s a significant difference from the sixth generation nano which was short and squat because of its included clip.
Similar to the iPod touch, the nano is not easy to self-repair. Many internal parts, like the battery, Lightning connector, button cable and headphone jack are soldered onto to the logic board and several others use adhesive. On iFixit’s scale of one to ten, the iPod nano seventh generation is given a repairability score of five. You can read more about the iPod nano’s innards in the full analysis at iFixit’s website.