Apple Cops to Inferior iPod Touch Screens
The most interesting bit of info gleaned from Wall Street Journal tech guru Walt Mossberg's recent review of the iPod Touch is that Apple confirmed to him that some initial Touch units shipped with defective screens. Anyone keeping up on their iPod news recently has certainly read the reports of users complaining that the screen used in the iPod Touch is far inferior to the one used on its half-brother, the iPhone -- the main complaint being an infuriatingly dim screen (see above video). According to Mossberg, Apple claims the problem affects only a small amount of new iPod Touch owners and that a fix is in the works. Apple didn't say exactly what that fix would be, or how many scorned customers a "small amount" is. Mossberg reviewed two units, neither of which demonstrated the dimness problem.
Overall, Mossberg is a fan of the Touch -- as he is of almost anything Apple -- though he does take the device's battery life to task, which he claims does not live up to Apple's claim of 22 hours, but is more like 17.
Once again, it proves wise to wait for Apple to work out the kinks of a new product before buying, lest we forget the scratched-up first generation iPod Nano debacle and hot MacBook woes.
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