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Phil Schiller: New iPod touch ‘Too Thin’ For Ambient Light Sensor

Posted in iPod, News on 16/10/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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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.



  • http://www.facebook.com/Sirvick Victor Augustus Franceschi

    I’m a huge Apple fan, but, this was a kind of a shitty explanation, I mean really? It’s too thin, ok, so what???

    Unless somebody comes and proves that because of the actual internal design it doesn’t have room for it, I’ll go with the “saving on manufacturing prices” idea.

    Just my opinion.

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Henry is a student who is a huge Apple fan, and has used their products since day one. He can remember how happy he was when he received the first iPod back in 2001 as a birthday present. He has an international background, having spent most of his life in France but he now lives in the UK. He is also a native French speaker and can also speak Spanish at a decent level. In addition to tech, Henry is an avid sports fan and has his own sports blog.