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iPod Nano, Touch Disassembly Finds Bluetooth Chip!

iPod Nano, Touch Disassembly Finds Bluetooth Chip!

Posted September 10, 2008 at 11:56pm by iClarified
iFixit has disassembled the 4G iPod nano and the 2G iPod touch and unexpectedly found Bluetooth in the iPod touch.

iFixit 4G iPod nano Disassembly

iFixit 2G iPod touch Disassembly

At the top of the picture above the battery is a metal cover. Underneath the cover is a Broadcom BCM4325 Bluetooth chip. Yes, that's right, Bluetooth! Apple has said nothing of this publicly.

This particular bluetooth chipset supports BT2.1+EDR. No word yet on whether the one Apple included supports A2DP, which would enable stereo headphones.

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angelwolf71885 - September 11, 2008 at 5:25pm
yah most likely for the nike+ shoe insert.. its dosent connect anyother way.. and the only way to evian enable the bluetooth is to install the nike+ app from the app store..
dt - September 11, 2008 at 2:25pm
With EDR it could but probably will not support wireless syncing.
Ethan - September 11, 2008 at 1:11pm
of course theres a blue tooth chip. theres all this talk about the wirless headphones. so youll need bluetooth to connect it to that and then of course the wireless connections that are sure to be coming to itunes in the near future
dt - September 11, 2008 at 9:02am
Apple just has to add a software upgrade to support A2DP. It is not necessarily chip dependent. It all comes down to if Apple can make money from it. Apple is not doing any favors to anyone. Can you see Stereo Bluetooth headsets soon in the Apple Store?
nino - September 11, 2008 at 5:00am
could it be used for that Nke sports thing?
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