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+ - iPod's click-wheel all used up? No? backlight!

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TheCouchPotatoFamine
TheCouchPotatoFamine writes "As a user of the iPod Nano for both music — and far more loved, actually — the book reading features (on all models but the shuffle, btw), several trade-offs made in the new click-wheel UI seem really disingenious. When Apple introduced the Notes feature, a concession was made: they re-mapped the backlight feature (hold down the menu key) to the browser 'Home Page' button so that when many notes were read in a row (as a book might entail!) you could go back to the main screen without having to go back through each. Great! BUT, what possible use is there for a very missed, powersaving, geeky LED replacing backlight feature, when you need ambient light to turn it on! So, slashdot, my question is to you: How would you enable the backlight feature on an iPod's click-wheel UI, without trampling or changing any features already there? Has apple really hit the bottom here? Perhaps the best 10 posts can be sent to apple (yesterday, please!)"

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