Is it dangerous to shake?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by a456, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    With the increasing number of Apps using the shake function and the new iPod Touch and Nano using it for song shuffle, how long will it be before a glut of stories stating:

    (1) My hard drive came unplugged/chips came unsoldered

    (2) It slipped out my hand and hit my granny in the face
     
  2. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    (1) There is no hard drive to unplug in the Touch or the Nano. I'd be shocked if the level of shaking that a human arm could produce would be enough to involuntarily break the solder joints. (But this whole lead-free thing is making soldering less reliable in general...)

    (2) Maybe Apple needs to sell something akin to the Wiimote straps :)
     
  3. PeteB macrumors 6502a

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    There are moving parts in the Touch - the accelerometer switches. If you shake it hard and long enough, I guess you could induce some wear on the components.

    The chances are that you'll wear out before the Touch does though...
     
  4. a456 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe, or maybe (switches on paranoid cynicism) Apple wants our iPods to wear out quicker.
     
  5. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    I think apple probably designed it to be able to handle their intended uses. If they're advertising shaking their product, don't you think in today's litigation-happy society that they would have at least covered their asses by making a product that can handle a simple shake?

    You worry way, way WAY too much.
     
  6. PeteB macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think Apple intended the iPod to be an iWii.. :D
     
  7. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Er.... this comes as a news to me but does the iPod Touch support the shake to shuffle as well as mentioned by the OP?
     
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  9. Jakethasnake919 macrumors newbie

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    I haven't heard anything about the shake to shuffle function on the iPod Touch either but it does have the accelerometer so it has the potential. I know for a fact that the old Touch with the software upgrade does not support the shake to shuffle feature.
     
  10. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Where do you find that the new iPod Touch has the Shake-to-Shuffle feature? I can only find that the nano has that feature. It is described in the Nano user manual but there is no mention of it in the Touch user manual.
     
  11. dasikes macrumors 6502a

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    Yah, I don't think the Touch is getting Shake-to-Shuffle. Yet, at least.
     
  12. danny_w macrumors 601

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    ...or the iPhone, as somebody asked in another thread.
     
  13. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    lol.. and here's me shaking my iPhone frantically it almost flew out of my hand!!! :eek:

    i swear i read that the iPhone had shake to shuffle!!

    won't be trying that in a hurry!! hehe :D
     
  14. crmccashin macrumors regular

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    If the accelerometer can stand the sudden stop when it gets dropped on the floor, I would worry more about wrist or shoulder damage! :)
     

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