iPod touch and nano disassembled (updated)

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!

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iPod touch and nano disassemblediFixIt 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: Wi-Fi, Apple, Networking

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  • How small the circuit board is.

    Look how much is the circuit board and its associated parts are relative to the entire unit. The majority is the battery and LCD display.
    The marvels of miniaturization.
    phatkat
  • Does the shaped glass magnify the image?

    Or is it too close to the screen to have much effect?
    Lolgic