My iPod Touch is no longer an ipod
I purchased a set of Apple iPod earphones with Remote and Mic five months ago. They now pause and start “Play” all by themselves. It’s great. I enjoy the stuttering ambiance it creates while I am listening to podcasts and music. Until I can find a set of reasonably priced earphones that are robust enough to last more than a few months, my Touch will reside on my nightstand as an expensive alarm clock.