ipodfun.de actually RTFM and found, oh, nothing much more than some instructions and an OFFICIAL APPLE MENTION OF A TOUCH-SCREEN IPOD!!!
All other Notes feature capabilities described in this document are supported for iPod models with display screens, beginning with the touch-screen models.
From Apple’s “iPod Notes Feature Guide,” dated October 20, 2006:
The guide in full is here (touch-screen iPod mentioned on page 10): http://macdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/ipodnotesfeatureguidecb.pdf
The ipodfun.de report (in German) here.
What do you think? Real confirmation? A copywriter-in-the-know’s Freudian slip? A typo? Something else?
[UPDATED: November 3, 12:34am EST: The developer document has now been changed: “All other Notes feature capabilities described in this document are supported for iPod models beginning with third-generation iPod (dock connector) models with touch wheel.”
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