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What Bluetooth chip is inside the iPhone 5?

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Hi iFixit,

I viewed your tear down of the iPhone 5 (Which is fantastic), and you all did a great job identifying all the components, apart from one that is very important to me from a professional view.

What Bluetooth chip are Apple using inside the iPhone 5?

I haven't been able to get an iPhone 5 Sim Free yet (Up to 4 week delay!) and its quite crucial we find this information.

Kind Regards,

Alex

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The Bluetooth chip is housed inside of another module made by Murata. The chip responsible for Bluetooth is the Broadcom BCM4334 which also features Wi-Fi and an FM receiver. Here's the housing pointed out on the teardown. It's circled in purple:

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone-5-...

If you are even more curious, here's a close up look of the Broadcom BCM4334:

http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/OfJGF...

Is that first link still active? I couldn't see any chip or anything outlined in purple. Is this the same bluetooth chip as in the iPhone 4S? I'm having terrible reception and trying to figure out how to position the iPhone 5 for minimal interference.

Ariel,

@Ariel Are you looking at the first picture on step 15?

James Pearson,

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