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SamuelS1289
Sep 3, 2010, 12:35 AM
I surfed the internet and I saw this blog here (http://www.deaftechtv.com/?p=197). It mentions that the 4th gen iPod Touch will have vibration included. Is it true?

I'm very interested in buying the iPod Touch... but is this too good to be true? :eek:



Code.Red
Sep 3, 2010, 12:44 AM
The Accessibility feature page of the iPod touch does say it has vibration, so it does seem like it!

SamuelS1289
Sep 3, 2010, 12:47 AM
The Accessibility feature page of the iPod touch does say it has vibration, so it does seem like it!

But according to iPod Touch breakdown with iFixIt, they never mention anything about vibration motor? :confused:

Code.Red
Sep 3, 2010, 12:48 AM
I don't think iFixit has broken down the 4th gen iPod touch yet? They should be tearing it down in a week once they receive it (they have to wait for it just like us) :)

Also, check out the page that article is referring to: http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/features/accessibility.html Just scroll down to the FaceTime paragraph and it says it will vibrate.

That paragraph is copy-pasted nearly word-for-word from the iPhone 4 page, but it seems like a major oversight if the iPod touch actually doesn't have vibration and they left that in.

SamuelS1289
Sep 3, 2010, 12:50 AM
I don't think iFixit has broken down the 4th gen iPod touch yet? They should be tearing it down in a week once they receive it (they have to wait for it just like us) :)

Also, check out the page that article is referring to: http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/features/accessibility.html Just scroll down to the FaceTime paragraph and it says it will vibrate.

That paragraph is copy-pasted nearly word-for-word from the iPhone 4 page, but it seems like a major oversight if the iPod touch actually doesn't have vibration and they left that in.

They already mentioned it here, http://www.deaftechtv.com/?p=197

Code.Red
Sep 3, 2010, 12:53 AM
They already mentioned it here, http://www.deaftechtv.com/?p=197

Yes, so it would be a major oversight by Apple if they said it had vibration when it doesn't. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't do something like that, so it seems more than likely it has vibration.

SamuelS1289
Sep 3, 2010, 12:55 AM
Yes, so it would be a major oversight by Apple if they said it had vibration when it doesn't. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't do something like that, so it seems more than likely it has vibration.

Then iPod Touch's vibration is probably isn't strong like iPhone 4 does, don't you agree? How the heck did they manage to fit in that "even thinner" body case?

goobot
Sep 3, 2010, 01:01 AM
apple tends to copy and past. maybe they just copied it form the iphone part. also they lie. remember they had flash in one of their ipad ads?

SamuelS1289
Sep 3, 2010, 01:04 AM
Not exactly copied and pasted.. look at two different paragraphs..

One for iPod Touch..

Video calling with FaceTime.

FaceTime on iPod touch makes it possible to have video calls with friends and family across the globe — perfect for sign-language conversations. It works new iPod touch to new iPod touch or iPhone 4 over Wi-Fi — just enter your Apple ID and email address. In fact, making video calls is as simple as it gets: Just tap the FaceTime app and find the person you want to call. An invitation pops up on their iPod touch or iPhone 4 screen asking if they want to join. When they accept, FaceTime begins. 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. Simply tap Accept, and the video call begins. ;)

One for iPhone 4..

Video calling with FaceTime.

FaceTime on iPhone 4 makes it possible to have video calls with friends and family across the globe — perfect for sign-language conversations. It works iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 over Wi-Fi, and it requires no setup or special accounts. In fact, making video calls is as simple as it gets: Just tap the FaceTime button right from a contact to start a call. If somebody wants to start a video call with you, you’ll receive an invitation — along with a vibrating alert — on your iPhone 4 asking you to join. Simply tap yes, and the video call begins. :eek:

Code.Red
Sep 3, 2010, 01:05 AM
The vibrator device is actually pretty small, check out what it looks like in the iPhone 4: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iPhone-4-Vibrator/3145/3

I tried looking at the FCC teardown photos to see if I could spot it, but their teardown just isn't thorough enough.

Beric
Sep 3, 2010, 01:56 AM
I would love a vibration device, for alarms where I don't wish to disturb others.

We'll see then.

SamuelS1289
Sep 3, 2010, 04:39 PM
Yeah, I can't wait for the new iPod Touch!

Old Blue
Sep 3, 2010, 04:51 PM
I would love a vibration device, for alarms where I don't wish to disturb others.

for some reason the scene from 'When Harry Met Sally' comes to mind...

pukifloyd
Sep 3, 2010, 05:26 PM
This is awesome!
It also says something about white on black screen:
If you prefer higher contrast, iPod touch lets you change the display to white on black. Use the White on Black feature in any application, as well as the Home, Unlock, and Search screens, and with Zoom and VoiceOver.

I didn't understand this thing. Does it mean the color will change like if we put a theme?
:confused:

tablo13
Sep 3, 2010, 06:28 PM
.

iThinkergoiMac
Sep 3, 2010, 06:46 PM
I didn't understand this thing. Does it mean the color will change like if we put a theme?
:confused:

It means it will invert the colors. White is black, blue is orange, etc.

Ballingbrad23
Sep 3, 2010, 07:19 PM
i just had a chat with an apple expert and he said there IS vibrating on the new ipod touch!

Blackened
Sep 3, 2010, 07:26 PM
http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/xCNtJuxpT4WWp1hi.medium

Code.Red
Sep 3, 2010, 07:33 PM
i just had a chat with an apple expert and he said there IS vibrating on the new ipod touch!

I had a chat with an Apple expert earlier today and he said there wasn't. So I'm not sure how much I trust them.

lanulos
Sep 3, 2010, 07:40 PM
i just had a chat with an apple expert and he said there IS vibrating on the new ipod touch!

Odd then that the tech specs don't mention it:
http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/specs.html

pukifloyd
Sep 3, 2010, 07:51 PM
It means it will invert the colors. White is black, blue is orange, etc.

Thanks for a quick reply. This is awesome! black colored iOS :D

MultiFinder17
Sep 3, 2010, 08:40 PM
Odd then that the tech specs don't mention it:
http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/specs.html

Oddly enough, *these* tech specs don't mention it:
http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

Just because it's not listed doesn't mean it's not there :)

SamuelS1289
Sep 4, 2010, 07:11 AM
Oddly enough, *these* tech specs don't mention it:
http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

Just because it's not listed doesn't mean it's not there :)

Agreed. I emailed Steve Jobs about this situation, and he never respond...