Apple’s iPod touch has Bluetooth ready and waiting to be activated?

In some of Apple’s product shots of the new iPod touch, there’s a Bluetooh icon in the upper-right corner of the display, Thomas Ricker reports for Engadget.

“Right, Bluetooth, as in the not announced Bluetooth radio in Apple’s new iPod touch,” Ricker reports.

Ricker reports, “We heard from a pretty decent source that the touch internals are very similar to the iPhone internals, and that there is a Bluetooth chip in there — it’s just not activated. We’ll all find out as soon as someone dismantles one of these little buggers, but whether or not that’s actually the case, we took a peek at the touch’s FCC filing, which went live yesterday. It only contains tests for WiFi, meaning if there IS Bluetooth in there, at very least they’re going to have to get it cleared again by the FCC before flipping the switch.”

Full article, with images and links, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fariz” for the heads up.]

50 Comments

  1. Whoawhoawhoawhoa!! If this is indeed the case, this makes me one step closer to getting two of them for the wife and I. Maybe wireless sharing between two iPods can become a reality?

    If not, the iPod Touch still kicks the tar out of the Zune!

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    MDN word “Plan”… as in planned and well-executed decimation of the competition.

  2. Good point, Chester, good point indeed. In fact, my theory and yours can both be done, if Apple makes it happen via an update. Time will tell for sure.

    And there’s no reason to resort to name calling. A fool maybe a fool, but the fool can also be right. Keep your judgements to yourself.

  3. The Touch is clearly aimed at the rest of the world. Not the just US market.
    Why can’t people look outside the US for once. Think different !
    Its going to have a major impact in all those markets where the iPhone is not available. It will also introduce all that patented technology to those markets and smack down the iClone makers.

  4. After all look at NBC just burning Apple and leaving.

    Apple is partnering better, but the downside is that they can stab you in the back.

    Nobody likes AT&T;’s slow EDGE network, especially their buisness practice of letting the NSA snoop on their internet backbone servers.

    Then Cisco has allowed backdoors in their equipment and servers for the spooks to hook into.

    Both are “partnered” with Apple presently and the iPhone hasn’t been very secure either.

    So Apple is planing it’s cell phone exit stradgety, with the iPod Touch getting internet (if you need it because it will be slow) over Bluetooth from your Cell.

    Makes sense now?

  5. Chester is still wrong. I don’t believe Apple would just jump into the cell phone market and turn around and plan their exit strategy. They just dropped the price on iPhones to sell MORE of them. The iPod touch is a worldwide product which has already been stated.

  6. And there’s no reason to resort to name calling. A fool maybe a fool, but the fool can also be right. Keep your judgements to yourself.

    Ever think the poster I was responding too was deleted or imagined?

    Then you take offense for no reason.

    BTW…I see dead people too…

    MDW “along” “Can we all just get along, fool?”

  7. Calm down Chester, stop replying and having a private
    conversation nobody else is interested in listening to.

    AND PAY ATTENTION to the important news of the day:

    The iPod Touch could be a breakthrough VOIP product.

    Bluetooth means audio input, voice input, and that spells VOIP.

    Now stop whining and pay attention to what we came here for.

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