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Hope for iPod Software 2.0 features on older iPods

iPoding reports there may be hope for iPod Software 2.0 features for older iPods in the future.

“The first clues are in the iPod Software 2.0 firmware file, specifically the tests in Diagnostic Mode (the gift that keeps giving!)

What follows are the text strings which represent the names of the tests,  those with emphasis are displayed when running Diagnostic Mode on an iPod with dock connector…”

...the others are for the older iPods!

  • A.5 IN 1
  • B.RESET
  • C.KEY
  • D.AUDIO
  • E.REMOTE
  • F.LIN REC
  • F.FIREWIRE
  • G.SLEEP
  • H.A2D
  • I.OTPO CNT
  • J.LCM
  • J.RECORD
  • K.RTC
  • K.CHG STUS
  • L.USB DISK
  • L.SDRAM
  • M.FLASH
  • M.CHK SUM
  • N.DISPLAY
  • N.OPTO
  • N.WHEELA2D
  • O.HDD SCAN
  • P.RUN IN

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Comments

1

As I’ve said befour Apple will msot likly release the firmware in a couple of months after the whole buzz of the enw models is over and they have ripped enough cash out of peoples pockets

Posted by Fusen in UK on May 3, 2003 at 1:58 PM (PDT)

2

how is this hope
where does it tell you that there is a 2.0 update coming soon???

Posted by Phill in Texas on May 3, 2003 at 2:23 PM (PDT)

3

It might suggest that the firmware contains routines intended for the earlier hardware. The fact that those diagnostics are in there could mean that they intend to build the firmware for our current iPods as well. It could also mean that they were just lazy and didn’t take out the old diagnostics. You all know what I’m hoping for, though.

Posted by Songdog on May 3, 2003 at 2:28 PM (PDT)

4

I wonder if they have enough space on the EPROM for 2.0 firmware? If memory serves, the size is 2MB and there’s been afew updates. It’s got to be close to full.

John

Posted by JohnnyG4 in Ottawa on May 5, 2003 at 5:43 AM (PDT)

5

I’d forsake the games, which I never use, for the additional funcitonality.

Posted by KeithS on May 5, 2003 at 7:00 AM (PDT)

6

A Suggestion-Let Apple know that you want the new features for the “classic” iPods by writing a review of the iPods both old and new on Amazon.com and similar websites.  If you feel like I do, one could argue poor customer service in the review.  Maybe this will get Apple’s attention.

Posted by Screw Apple on May 9, 2003 at 1:16 PM (PDT)

7

or you could just write Apple directly. doing what you suggest may dissuade someone from buying an iPod all-together which isn’t in their best interest, or Apple’s.

Posted by mrkablooey on May 11, 2003 at 5:07 AM (PDT)

8

I agree, for now. I don’t want to “screw Apple” (funny, your username is auto-censored in here), I want to get their attention. If they correct this, that would show good customer support. If enough time passes and they don’t, they’ll have proven bad customer support.

What I did was to send them my opinions as feedback and share that feedback as an open letter. If they improve things, I’ll give it the same attention. If they don’t, we shall see.

Posted by Songdog on May 11, 2003 at 5:26 AM (PDT)

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