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Does anyone else find it odd that the iPod Touch has a visible wifi antenna? Why isn't the iPhone's wifi the same way? I have a funny feeling it could...
09-11-2007, 12:43 AM #1Wi-Fi Antenna
Does anyone else find it odd that the iPod Touch has a visible wifi antenna? Why isn't the iPhone's wifi the same way? I have a funny feeling it could be for add ons like a...camera. Take a second, look at where the camera is on the iPhone. Ok, now where is the wifi antenna on the iPod Touch, oh man the same spot.
09-11-2007, 12:50 AM #2
The antenna on the ipod touch is in the left top side, the iphone's antenna is where the black part of the iphone is...
And i think it IS funny that the antenna is at the bottom of the phone
09-11-2007, 12:57 AM #3
I understand that but why would the make it stand out, when most if not all there products are very sleek. Yes the black on the iPhone houses the GSM, WIFI, speakers and whatever else but why the antenna on the touch?
09-11-2007, 12:59 AM #4
Do you mean why its "plastic" black? and not the same silver thingy ?
09-11-2007, 01:01 AM #5
yes, looking like it could be taken off and replaced...
09-11-2007, 01:03 AM #6
Oh, i think it "detects" signals better... i actually have never seen an antenna covered by anything but plastic
09-11-2007, 09:09 AM #7
You don't think that the metal might dampen the signal a little bit? Plastic might let certain types of radio waves pass through easier.. ;-)
09-11-2007, 12:33 PM #8
ok, but I thought in a sense these products were identical with out key features, same PCBs and LCD. I would just venture to guess they are almost identical inside except for the SSD (16GB) Wouldnt they leave the wifi in the same general area for production costs. I just thought I would try to raise questions and hope for something cool to come of it
I actually have heard the bluetooth chip is in the touch but it has been disabled for "unknown reasons".
Last edited by Ronix; 09-11-2007 at 12:35 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
09-11-2007, 03:16 PM #9
No, they are not in the same location. While they run the same OS, they are 2 different devices. In fact, they even have different measurements!
09-11-2007, 06:29 PM #10
good one, no way they have different measurements? DUH, Its because the iPod Touch is missing key features. Mic, External Speakers, GSM antenna, Camera, slims it down a bit buddy
09-13-2007, 10:10 PM #11
The touch is actually WIDER than the iphone by a bit. Everyone is saying it's an iphone without the phone but IT's NOT! It's very similar indeed and the OS is very similar, but the form facter and mb are different. and no there will not be interchangable parts. the black plastic is to let the wifi signals through, 2.4ghz bounces off metal VERY easy it would be crap if it had to go through the metal backing of the touch.