Inside the new iPod Touch: “n” Wi-Fi hardware, FM and space for camera

Credit: iFixit
Credit: iFixit

Yep, Steve Jobs may not have disclosed everything in the 9/9 Apple event.

Gadget teardown specialist iFixit dissected the new iPod Touch and found some “unexpected discoveries” which included a Broadcom BCM4329 chip (for those who have no idea that is, that’s a new and faster Wi-Fi hardware) and a layout that appears to leave just enough room for a camera.

“This is a big deal, as even the iPhone 3GS doesn’t support 802.11n,” Kyle Wiens of iFixit said. “We don’t know yet if 802.11n will be supported in the iPod Touch software, but at least the hardware’s there.”

The chip has also the capacity to support FM transmission and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR which opens up the possibility of streaming music directly to the car stereo, but as Wiens said, “that’s a lot of ifs”.

As to the camera space, Wiens said the 6x6x3-millimeter space between the Broadcom chip and the wireless antenna isn’t enough for an “iPhone-style autofocus still camera, but just enough room for the camera that Apple used in the fifth-generation iPod Nano.”

Oh well, let’s just wait what Apple cooks up. And for the meantime, keep those rumors coming yall! 😉