Vibrate function

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by eclipse01, May 25, 2011.

  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    Why was the vibrate function never added to the ipod touch, it seems they have added everything else from the Iphone but this, yet added more useless features like airplane mode to the Itouch??
     
  2. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    Don't think so... airplane mode is software, vibrate is hardware.
     
  3. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

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    Airplane mode is very useful in improving battery life. ;)
     
  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    There is no need for it. It's useful on a phone as a method of alerting the user that something (say, a phone call) needs their immediate attention. Yes, iPt can do VOIP, but it wasn't built for that purpose, hence no vibrate.

    I don't see 512mb of RAM, GPS, a decent rear facing camera, an earpiece or a cellular radio on iPt 4th gen.

    It turns off WiFi and bluetooth in a single click, instead of two. Is its existence really causing you that much offence?
     
  5. the-infinite macrumors newbie

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    I don't think they could fit one in the iPod Touch.
     
  6. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    mostly would be nice for games I guess
     
  7. Brucewl macrumors 6502

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    Vibrate function, it really need lots of battery...
     
  8. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I'm going with space issues. It's a very thin and compact device, and to get any good vibration, the mechanism needs a fair bit of mass on it, which it just doesn't appear that there was room for in the touch's ever-shrinking chassis.
     
  9. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    so the Iphone is thicker then the Ipod, did not know that!
     
  10. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, quite a bit. The current iPhone is also squared off and the iPod Touch is rounded. The ipt is very, very thin, maybe even as thin as the Nokia E71... not sure.
     
  11. macingman macrumors 68020

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    ROFL. You gotta be kidding me.
     
  12. Brucewl macrumors 6502

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    Not sure? of course not! It's thinner than E71 obviously!;)
     
  13. BiggAW macrumors 68020

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    Must be the case I have on mine haha. I know that for a while the E71 was the thinnest smartphone, but that would have no bearing on the iPod Touch. :D
     

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