Date: Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 06:45
Category: iPod Touch, News
In spite of earlier references on the Apple website to a “vibrating alert” for the fourth-generation iPod touch, the new device lacks a vibration motor.
Per AppleInsider, Apple originally promoted the vibrator feature on the accessibility page for the iPod touch, but has since removed the reference.
“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,” the page used to read.
Teardown specialists at iFixit confirmed the lack of a vibration motor when they took apart the new iPod touch.
“Contrary to Apple’s initial claims on their FaceTime marketing page, the iPod Touch does not have a vibrator,” reported the site.
The part from the FCC teardown originally believed to be a vibration motor was discovered by iFixit to be a microphone.