Apple denies ambient light sensor or brightness to fifth gen iPod users
This sleek, slim and technically advanced fifth generation iPod is no match to the previous rendition. One feature that gained coverage for the fourth gen was its unique ambient light sensor that adjusts the brightness of the device to the light in the room. Ambient light sensor is one of the main features a buyer looks forward to while purchasing an iPod or a phone. Lack of a sensor affects the credibility of a device making it a finger tangling experience. A loyal iPod user might still want to take a chance on keeping the heritage at the cost of quality but a smart buyer might show his back to face the new market of portable players.
The iPod does have the advantage of an A5 chip, a tiny form-factor and a 4-inch display but then knowing Apple users, this is nothing but a cruel deprivation.