While everyone talks about what the iPod touch brings to the table, something it doesn’t have compared to its predecessor is an ambient light sensor. So when customer Raghid Harake found out, he decided to email Phil Schiller for an explanation, 9to5Mac reports. The response: the new touch is just ‘too thin’.
To be fair on Phil, he does have a point: the new iPod touch is significantly smaller than the older version, with the thickest point 6.13mm compared to 7.12mm for the older one.
Nevertheless, it’s unusual for Apple to see what is actually a quite useful feature removed in a current generation device. It’s definitely not a huge deal as the brightness can be adjusted manually in the settings, however if you’re OCD about the backlight always being perfect, I understand how this could be frustrating.