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iPhones shipping with sound icons on silent switch?

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2007
News Categories: iPhone

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A photo posted by flickr user Jeff Croft shows that his iPhone has a sound icon on its ring/silent switch. According to an email Croft sent to Mac blogger John Gruber, the iPhone was purchased on June 29 in Lawrence, Kansas, so the icon is not a recent addition. Several other iPhone owners have commented on the photo, claiming their early-run units have sound icons as well, including one owner who provided a comparison shot of his iPhone, which has the icon, and his wife’s, which does not. This discovery follows several reports of iPhone users believing they have “broken” units, only to discover their lack of sound is due to the ring/silent switch being moved. Does your iPhone have a sound icon on the ring/silent switch? Let us know in the comments.

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Comments

1

My 4GB iPhone, purchased on June 29th, has no icon.

Posted by The Raven on October 17, 2007 at 7:48 AM (PDT)

2

I bought mine on June 29th and it doesn’t have an icon.

Posted by Bethany on October 17, 2007 at 7:51 AM (PDT)

3

I bought mine on launch day and I do not have the icon.

Posted by Matt Dunn on October 17, 2007 at 7:56 AM (PDT)

4

launch day purchase here, no icon.

Posted by lukelucas on October 17, 2007 at 8:03 AM (PDT)

5

Bought my 8gb iPhone on 6/29 and it has the ringer icon.  Indianapolis area.

Posted by ajmiarka on October 17, 2007 at 8:04 AM (PDT)

6

Mine was bought on June 29th in Vacaville, California.  No icon

Posted by John Miller on October 17, 2007 at 8:09 AM (PDT)

7

I purchased my iPhone on July 1 in New York and it does not have the icon.

Posted by Audrey McGirt on October 17, 2007 at 8:10 AM (PDT)

8

Launch day, no icon.

My wife’s was purchased online last month, and again, no icon.

Posted by Flippy Hambone on October 17, 2007 at 8:13 AM (PDT)

9

8 GB bought July 3, no sound icon.

Posted by PK on October 17, 2007 at 8:35 AM (PDT)

10

4GB bought in Sept., no sound icon.

Posted by PC on October 17, 2007 at 8:44 AM (PDT)

11

Who cares?!

Posted by xSceneRaverKidx on October 17, 2007 at 9:00 AM (PDT)

12

Mine has sound icon. 8GB, bought June 29 in Chicago. Didn’t know it was unusual until reading this!

Posted by JMM on October 17, 2007 at 9:03 AM (PDT)

13

@ xSceneRaverKidx: Please stop reading my mind.

Posted by Bad Beaver on October 17, 2007 at 9:14 AM (PDT)

14

I received my IPhone 2 days ago on October 15 2007. It was shipped from China (shinzun) and the button is 100% black and has not a image on it.

... strange, and sometimes it just act like the screen was touch and moves to the next setting/screen.

strange

Posted by Dennis Oliver on October 17, 2007 at 9:36 AM (PDT)

15

Mine is from 1 of july and it has a sound icon, is this the right version or the bad version?

Posted by Bernardo Groenewold on October 17, 2007 at 9:49 AM (PDT)

16

Bought mine on launch day and I have the icon.

Posted by Dvee8 on October 17, 2007 at 10:47 AM (PDT)

17

4GB purchased on 7/31 from Apple Store Palo Alto, CA. WITH ICON.

Posted by jonshiu on October 17, 2007 at 11:04 AM (PDT)

18

Wow. 17 replies to this bit of non-news, vs. 4 replies to the one of the biggest iPhone stories (SDK) since June 29th.  iLoungers are an odd lot.

Posted by mcdj on October 17, 2007 at 11:27 AM (PDT)

19

While I don’t begrude people their odd interests (i.e. ringer icons), I have to agree with mcdj. This iPhone SDK announcement is probably the biggest iPhone news since the iPhone announcement itself, much bigger than any story about the ringer icon.

Posted by jasonact on October 17, 2007 at 11:40 AM (PDT)

20

8 gig bought on June 30, no icon

Posted by Jim on October 17, 2007 at 11:53 AM (PDT)

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