We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
79,864 News Articles

Apple admits iPod touch defects

iPod maker tackles screen faults

Some early iPod touch units have "defective screens", according to Apple, which said the problem affects "a small number of units and is being remedied".

PC Advisor's sister title, Macworld US, said the display on one of the units it reviewed didn't match up to the image quality offered on the iPhone.

"The one I reviewed displayed video that was noticeably darker than that of my iPhone. For example, dark scenes in the classic Roman Polanski film, Chinatown, were really dark – lacking detail that the iPhone nicely detailed. The display also had a yellower cast than the iPhone. Dark images in photo albums similarly lacked detail," said Macworld’s Christopher Breen.

The iPod touch is due for release in the UK next week, although Apple is already taking pre-orders. See our iPod touch review here.


IDG UK Sites

Swatch to release its own line of smartwatches to rival iWatch

IDG UK Sites

From the iPhone 6 to the iWatch and a new Apple TV we look at the products Apple is set to launch...

IDG UK Sites

Miranda July's Somebody app offers a very unusual take on messaging

IDG UK Sites

The 7 most ridiculous iPhone 6 rumours: what Apple WON'T reveal on 9 September