The iPod Touch doesn’t have to make phone calls, but it surely has to have its antenna bands for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. After all the brouhaha over the iPhone 4 and its antenna, one must surely be thinking if Apple has got the antenna placement right in its latest product. Well, for now, we will have to wait and watch how the antenna on iPod Touch works.
This is because, unlike the iPhone 4 which has an externally placed antenna band, the new iPod Touch has the antennas placed in a conventional internal location. While that should offer the much needed relief, the problem here is with the back casing. Unlike earlier models that had a rubber slot to house the internal antenna, the latest iPod Touch unit comes with an all-steel casing that could technically cause interference. However, the FCC filing claims that the antenna is provided with sufficient insulators that should prevent any sort of interference.
Any other day, this explanation would have been sufficient. But I don’t think that holds true any longer. So wait until the iPod Touch units are actually out before you can call upon a judgement.