iPod touch crippled deliberately

by Volker Weber

Engadget reports on one missing feature on the iPod touch:

In other words, no, you can't make new calendar entries on the fly. Why Apple would want to remove this simple feature that's already built into the mobile OS X calendar experience is really beyond us, but we guess they're doing their damnedest to draw the line in the sand between iPod and iPhone. Still, makes you wonder what other minor, useful features Apple pulled from the touch.

That is pretty simple:

What you will retain is a locked up operating system, and Apple needs to come up with a better excuse than protecting the AT&T network.

On the hardware front there is no speaker and no camera. That's OK, because it lets Apple make a little more profit. Removing perfectly working software from the device is at best "driven by marketing".

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