Wednesday, September 08, 2010, 09:30 pm
Apple blunders, no vibration on iPod touchDespite earlier references on the Apple website to a "vibrating alert" for the fourth-generation iPod touch, the new device lacks a vibration motor.
Apple originally promoted the vibrator feature on the accessibility page for the iPod touch, but has since removed the reference.
"If somebody wants to start a video call with you, you'll receive an invitation -- along with a vibrating alert -- on your iPod touch asking you to join," the page used to read.
Teardown specialists at iFixit confirmed the lack of a vibration motor when they took apart the new iPod touch.
"Contrary to Apple's initial claims on their FaceTime marketing page, the iPod Touch does not have a vibrator," reported the site.
The part from the FCC teardown originally believed to be a vibration motor was discovered by iFixit to be a microphone.
This isn't the first time Apple has incorrectly advertised the fourth-generation iPod touch. Several early screenshots of the iPod touch on the Apple website depicted the Phone and Message applications, which are only available on the iPhone. The photos were quickly taken down.
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