Often it looks like Apple relocate mysterious ways. The majority of the time I could chalk up choices made in Cupertino to either things: Making life easier/simpler or “engineering problems.”

The iPod touch is Apple’s entrance to iOS for those who can’t or will not obtain an iPhone. It’s terrific for youngsters, for instance, or any individual that does not need the phone and 4G networking abilities of the iPhone but still wants the small type aspect. So I’m puzzled as to why Environments (on the most up to date iteration of the iPod touch running iOS 7) won’t enable us to show battery percents, as you can on the iPhone and iPad.

All I understand this is driving my kid insane, as he understands sufficient about batteries to know when to fret about the percent (and he understands it isn’t a specific science) but likes a number to a nebulous graphic. Perhaps it’s OCD or whatever, but the decision to exclude this attribute seems to be simplicity for simpleness’s purpose. I’m really hoping a future iOS update includes the function to the iPod touch.

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