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iPod Touch makes up 37 percent of iOS devices sold says blog

by Sarah Griffiths on 7 September 2010, 11:50

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A blog has caused a stir by estimating that 37.7 percent of iOS devices sold so far are iPod Touch players.

The blog called asymco based its estimate on public information released on Apple's various iOS offerings.

It took a bunch of official Apple sales figures for the iPhone, iPad and iPods then assumed that 8m iPhones and 4m iPads were sold during July and August, while 45.2m iPod Touch devices have been sold since launch to reach its conclusion.

The blog also said around one in three iOS devices sold are not phones and predicts that ratio will rise as more people buy iPad tablets.

Another blog, Multi-Touch Fans has reportedly discovered Apple has added a vibrate function to its fourth generation iPod Touch.

While the company did not make a song and dance about it at last week's event, the new iPod is said to include a motor for vibration just like its iPhone peer

While many gaming apps now use a vibrate function, Apple said it will also be used for FaceTime alerts.

According to Apple's iPod Touch website: "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. Simply tap Accept, and the video call begins."

However, Engadget discovered promo pictures for the new device on Apple's website wrongly showed icons that are iPhone features and do not appear on the iPod Touch.

In one of the screenshots a ‘phone' application can be seen, while another accidently shows an MMS in the ‘Messages' app- oops.

As unofficial Apple blog Apple Insider points out it is not the first time Apple has made a Photoshop gaff. The company's website accidently showed its iPad displaying content running on Adobe Flash back in January.



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