No Bluetooth, but wait...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Asuraku, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Asuraku

    Asuraku Member

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    Okay, I know this probably wasn't hoped for as much as other features, and to no surprise it wasn't included. Most of you are wondering why I'm even bringing this up. Well I have an idea. The Nike +iPod receiver that's built-in; how built inis it? If it's anything like a raised circuit or separate section of the motherboard, couldn't be removed? You know, freeing up some room for modified hardware (Bluetooth? GPS? Other fan base made goodies?) Obviously this is a little premature, and chances of the Nike receiver being a separate entity on the board are slim, and not to mention the fact that a 2nd gen would have to be opened up to check. Think of the possibilities to be had if an unused part of the hardware could be removed for free space to do whatever with.

    Any thoughts, or ideas about hardware? And please don't post anything negative, this is all based on personal speculation.
  2. Canuck

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    It's possible, but only a very, very select few would attempt such a thing, and I doubt any positive results will emerge. And it's not exactly convenient to open up your iPod (thus voiding the warranty) to get that kind of capability. It would be a better idea, if one was really determined to do so, to add an accessory via the standard port on the bottom of the iPod (as has already been done with modded mics). By all means, I would encourage others to look into it, but I wouldn't get my hopes high on any results.
  3. misaelt

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    A comment.

    I read in an article's comment @ Popular Mechanic site, that FCC fillings for this iPod show exactly what you especulate.

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    http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/upgrade/4281868.html
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    It'll probably be in the next FW update.
  5. Asuraku

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    You do know that Bluetooth is run buy hardware, not software, right?
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    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    yeah but you need the right software to use the hardware.

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  7. Asuraku

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    Yes, and this is why the task is a great one. Neither of the two exist. That's the whole point of removing the Nike receiver. To make room for something like homebrew hardware.
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    I guess the hard thing with adding hardware aside from putting it in would be making it work with the software on the ipot
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    Apple is going to release it and make you pay for it via AppStore.

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