Originally Posted by AVConsult
Did you ever try isolating the 3.5mm plug shell from touching the iPod body?
Yep, zero change. The Ipod had a small plastic sleeve that stuck up above the shell a TINY amount to do that. But I tried it with a piece of electrical tape anyway.
At least what you found makes me think its dependent on device. I still haven't tried my phone while its charging, I should probably get around to doing that
Considering the 160GB ipod classic is usually bought by people who have big library's and enjoy high fidelity (and high storage) music, you would think apple would have designed the circuitry in a way to try and minimize this issues. It sounds like they did it on your ipod touch.