At the announcement of the new iPod Touch from Apple, Steve Jobs made plenty of folks out there happy with the revelation that the phone-less iPhone would feature FaceTime — the video calling function that was made famous by the iPhone 4. Considering FaceTime doesn’t need 3G, and in fact (officially) requires WiFi access to work, the iPod Touch’s ability to do the same thing made perfect sense. But, how would you get notified of incoming FaceTime calls? How about a vibrating motor?
We’re sure that there’s going to be some kind of auditory notification, too (and, a pop-up), but if you’ve got your device on silent, you still want to be informed that a FaceTime call is on its way. That’s why we’re happy to see that a vibrating motor has been installed in the new iPod Touch. It’s small, which isn’t surprising at all, but it’s probably got enough oomph to get the point across, if you were to have your device in your pocket.