iPod touch and nano disassembled (updated)

Summary:iFixIt has disassembled the new iPod touch 2G (pictured at right). Highlights:The Touch has a Broadcom BCM4325 Bluetooth chip!

iPod touch and nano disassembled
iFixIt has disassembled the new iPod touch 2G (pictured at right). Highlights:

  • The Touch has a Broadcom BCM4325 Bluetooth chip! The Nike+ runs on the same frequency (2.4 GHz) as Bluetooth. It remains to be seen if the Bluetooth chip is emulating the proprietary Nike+ protocol.
  • Apple did some clever things with the iPod Touch speaker. It's 0.2mm thin and mounted directly on the metal backplate.
  • This iPod is somewhat difficult to take apart-- fairly similar to the previous iPod touch. Evidently Apple's claims of being environmentally friendly only extend to their manufacturing.

iPod touch and nano disassembled (updated)
They've also disassembled the nano 4G (pictured at left). Highlights:

  • The 4G Nano screen is the same resolution and physical size as the previous 'fat' Nano 3G.
  • The display cover is a piece of curved glass that physically separates from the case. The glass is .7 mm thick on the edges and 1.7 mm thick in the middle.
  • The Nano has an updated Samsung-manufactured ARM processor capable of running all the fancy new games and software features.

Ahh, iFixIt. Gotta love 'em!

Topics: Networking, Apple


Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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