New iPod touch sports 802.11n chip

According to Network World, the new Apple iPod touch incorporates a WiFi chip that can support the newly approved 802.11n standard. But Apple apparently hasn't turned on the capability.

When and if it does, the iPod touch could support a 50Mbps data rate, more than twice that of the current 802.11ag radios. This week Apple reduced the price for its original 8GB iPod touch and introduced two new models with 32 and 64GB of memory at $299 and $399 respectively.

The Broadcom BCM4329 is the chip inside of the iPod touch, the first Broadcom 11n chip designed for mobile devices. The chip was found during a step-by-step disassembly of a new 32GB iPod touch by iFixit.

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