Other World Computing
Feature Graphic
The Apple Watch
Feature Graphic
Switching to iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch Role Playing, Over-Under + More
Feature Graphic
iPhone 6/6+, Hot Thighs and Tights Pants, What's Wrong with iPhone Lines
Feature Graphic
How to get photos on to iOS 8 iCloud Photo Library
Feature Graphic
iPhone pre-orders, iOS 8, Tim Cook Interview + More
IGM Logo

| Home | Contact | Advertising | Search | Submit


'Cripplewaring' iPod Touch?



By

It wouldn't be the first time Apple has deleted features from products in order to make the premium version a stronger value proposition. In this case, Apple appears to have put the rabbit back into the hat by removing iPod Touch's ability to enter calendar events.

As Gizmodo notes, Apple has cut the phrase 'enter calendar events' from its iPod Touch advertising copy (The Register also ponders this move), although the phrase persists on Cupertino's international iPod Touch advertising material.

iPod Touch (and perhaps other models?) also lost BlueTooth functionality at five minutes to midnight. It's reasonable to save a buck per unit by cutting back on hardware; it's quite another to put blocks on software.

Take the Blue & White G3 ROM block that prevented customers from upgrading to G4s (so they'd buy a Power Mac G4, ultimately). Or, way, way back stopping LC and LCII owners from upgrading beyond 10MB of RAM (even if 12MB was installed). Not recognized. The idea, of course, was to stop Mac IIci/si and Centris/Quadra sales from being cannibalized.

A hack will probably restore the calendar event input functionality. But, frankly, is such a minor feature worth blocking when all it does is generate negative media?


Trans Intl

Spacer

Connect with Insanely Great Mac


spacer

Recent Articles

- Report: The how, the where, and the when for the Apple Watch ordering
- Apple retail tracking site ifoapplestore calls it quits
- Session with Becoming Steve Jobs authors available on iTunes
- MacBook's USB-C Connector, Meerkat, Super Troopers, + More
- TED comes to Apple TV
- Agile Bits on passwords and security theater
- Fitbit to add multiple tracker support
- Report: Major Apple TV update, app store expected
- ABC News gets tour of Apple health and fitness lab
- Haptic touchpad on new MacBook Pro
- Tim Cook on internal collaboration and the customer experience
- Report: Apple TV subscription service expected this fall
- Want to live above an Apple Store?
- New movie: Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
- Confusion over the MacBook's USB-C port
- Podcast: The Apple Watch
- Griffen WatchStand announced for Apple Watch
- Waterfield Designs Time Travel case for the Apple Watch
- The Apple Watch
- New MacBook comes in smaller, lighter than MacBook Air
- HBO Now official announced for Apple devices
- Reserve Strap battery backup for Apple Watch
- Podcast: Switching to iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch Role Playing, Over-Under + More
- New Steve Jobs book announced
- Apple promotes iPhone 6 photo gallery


Browse and search for more articles

Insanely Great Mac Logo

IGM Specials

Mercury Extreme SSD
60GB - $47
120GB - $67
240GB - $134

480GB - $245

960GB - $619

iMac RAM
8GB Kit - $97
16GB Kit - $195
32GB Kit - $394

External Storage
500 GB - $129.99
1 TB RAID - $219.99
Mobile RAID - $190

Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet - $15

Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Expansion - $189

Thunderbolt 2 HDD Enclosure - $299

MacBook Pro RAM
16GB Kit - $148
21GB Kit - $288


Trans Intl

Trans Intl





Home

About

Advertising

Search

Copyright 1995-2015 Insanely Great Mac. All rights reserved.
Privacy Statment | Terms of Service | Editorial Policy