As we speculated last month, Apple has removed the ambient light sensor, responsible for controlling the auto-brightness feature, from its new fifth-generation iPod touch. A number of new iPod touch owners noticed the lack of a physical sensor and the removal of the auto-brightness toggle in settings.
It was unknown why Apple had chosen to remove the sensor from its new iPod touch, especially since the company is so meticulous when it comes to design. Thankfully, Apple’s marketing chief Phil Schiller has responded to a customer email with an explanation about why the sensor is not present in the latest iPod touch. His response? “It’s just too thin!”