With the iPhone 4, Apple provides a significantly improved device for use in applications of sea and land, as iNavX.
Our friends iFixit were dissected as usual the first device in their hands. Here are the results of their investigations.
The location chipsets of the iPhone 4
We find in the iPhone 4 same components Broadcom present in the iPad, namely :
- Option unit BCM4329 combo WiFi 802.11n/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR and FM receiver
- The A-GPS chipset Broadcom BCM4750, once again prefered to Infineon competing chipset.
In addition, we find out :
- A new gyroscope 3 axes STM33DH ST-Micro
- A new magnetic sensor AKM8975
A receiver system particularly ingenious
The stroke of genius of Apple is thinking, and successful, integrate GSM antennas, UMTS, GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth within the stainless steel frame of the device ! This should significantly fix reception issues encountered with previous devices.
It only remains to wait for boatmen feedback soon equipped with the new smartphone. But no doubt they will be positive.