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Fourth-Generation iPod Touch Does NOT Have Vibration

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Another piece of news coming out of iFixit's iPod Touch teardown is that despite an earlier report, Apple's newest iPod Touch does not include a motor for vibration. TouchFans apparently mis-identified a microphone for a vibration motor on the FCC photographs.

Meanwhile, Apple has changed the text on the iPod Touch's Facetime page to remove the vibration reference. The original text:
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.
It now reads:
If somebody wants to start a video call with you, you’ll receive an invitation on your iPod touch asking you to join. Simply tap Accept, and the video call begins.
Vibrating alerts have been an iPhone-only feature and has also been used as force-feedback method in certain games.

Article Link: Fourth-Generation iPod Touch Does Have Vibration
 

Dr McKay

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Why is this such an exciting feature that they're keeping this from iPod?

Or is it to save space?
 
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bludodge

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So much for having it in your pocket and knowing. Not good for the deaf as hoped as well. Is the phone capable of it though? are the parts there for it? This was a big marketing deal for the deaf I thought.
 
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SlamJam12

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Sep 1, 2010
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Surprise

That's a surprise. Didn't someone post in a thread of his/her conversation with an Apple employee about vibration in the new iPod Touch and was told there was vibration in the iPod Touch?
 
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vincenz

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Oct 20, 2008
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Funny that Apple would slip up on something like this. Happens to everyone I guess.
 
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Don Kosak

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Mar 12, 2010
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I bought one about an hour ago.

Saved me some time trying to figure out how to turn on "vibrating" alerts. LOL

Although it would be nice for games and such, audio alerts are fine for me. (It would have been a nice accessibility feature for the deaf though...)

So far, it's the best iPod ever. Very fast, iPad fast. I have an older iPhone, so I'm getting spoiled by the retina display and speed.
 
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techapocalypse

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Well at least it's got an IPS display....wait.... :(

I was really pumped but then after hearing it has 256mb of RAM also, I'm kind of bummed. I'm sure it works great tho just seems they were really trying to cut the cost of this thing down
 
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