iPod Touch 5th Gen - Ambient Light Sensor?

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  1. Xeblade, Oct 8, 2012
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    Xeblade macrumors regular

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    Hi all!

    I bet everyone is feeling the buzz for the new iPod Touch!

    Awhile ago I noticed that the 5th gen tech specs didn't have the Ambient Light Sensor listed but the 4th gen did. I was a bit sad because I find it extremely useful for auto adjusting and have found it horribly annoying to change it manually.

    However, today I was reading about the 5th gen benchmarks on this page:
    http://www.macotakara.jp/blog/iphone/entry-17952.html
    I noticed that the "Ambient Light Sensor" has a tick next to it.

    Does anyone know for sure if it has it or not?

    EDIT: According to the new User Guide, the 5th gen does NOT have the Ambient Light Sensor. What a bummer :(
     
  2. Project538 macrumors regular

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    While I can't say for sure, I would be very very surprised if Apple took that out for the 5th generation. If it's any consolation, I looked at the tech specs for the 2nd gen touch and it's not listed there either, but I know for certain that my 2nd gen touch has a light sensor. It's pretty much a standard feature now, maybe they decided it was okay to stop listing it?
     
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  4. caramelpolice macrumors regular

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  5. gladoscc macrumors 6502

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    THERE IS NO AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR

    Apple is greedy.
     
  6. honem macrumors newbie

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    If that's a screenshot from a app that lists an iPod features I would believe that over a user guide.

    It may just be an omission in the user guide that they have to update it for.

    Which are you going to believe.... a user guide that may of missed it out by mistake ?

    Or an app that calls API calls in the hardware itself to ask the iPod directly if it has that feature?
     
  7. caramelpolice macrumors regular

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    I'm going to trust the device itself not having an auto-brightness feature.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. stiligFox macrumors 6502a

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    Whaaaaat. No seriously, what is this I don't even. Apple has included the ambient light sensor since the first iPod touch, WTF is this all about?
     
  9. honem macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I saw that after I posted.

    Was going to edit it but forget :p

    It could be a bug in iOS 6 not presenting the option for it you never know :p
     
  10. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Where did you get a copy of the user guide? Checked Apple this morning and could only find one for the 4th generation Touch.
     
  11. caramelpolice macrumors regular

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    It's on the iBooks store.
     
  12. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. Downloaded to my iPad.
     

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