Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation (2010) Teardown Summary: Bill Detwiler cracks open the 4th gen. Apple iPod Touch--released in 2010. See the hardware inside Apple's flagship Multi-Touch music player. By Bill Detwiler | September 30, 2010 -- 06:24 GMT (23:24 PDT) Follow @billdetwiler Previous | Next Image 32 of 65 The volume button contacts are covered with a think metal shield. I removed it to ensure that it wouldn't block the logic board's removal.Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublicCaption by: Bill Detwiler Topics: Mobility, Apple, Hardware, iPhone Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.