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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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21

Got mine on iDay June 29th and it is an 8GB version.  It has NO icon on the sound switch….strange…..

Posted by angelJo008 on October 17, 2007 at 12:34 PM (PDT)

22

To those of you wondering about the abundance of replies, read the last sentence of the freaking article and maybe you’ll figure it out: “Does your iPhone have a sound icon on the ring/silent switch? Let us know in the comments.”

Jesus, reading comprehension, folks.

Posted by Flippy Hambone on October 17, 2007 at 1:25 PM (PDT)

23

How do we begin to display out outrage that some of us “early adopters” have been ripped off and that we are in need of some form of compensation? [Just Joking ,-)]

My 8GB iPhone, purchased on June 29th, has no icon.

Posted by Scott on October 17, 2007 at 4:32 PM (PDT)

24

Bought my 8GB on 6/29 in Raleigh, NC - no icon

And to Flippy Hambone - You remain my iLounge here!

Posted by GigiMars on October 17, 2007 at 5:55 PM (PDT)

25

PS to Flippy - make that “hero”!

Posted by GigiMars on October 17, 2007 at 5:56 PM (PDT)

26

Bought mine June 30, no icon, and ive had three iphones. All had problems not 1 had an icon.

Posted by Daniel Miret on October 18, 2007 at 4:57 AM (PDT)

27

Bought mine the day after launch.  Has icon (Orlando, FL).

Posted by required fields are stupid on October 18, 2007 at 7:19 AM (PDT)

28

I bought mine the day after launch from an AT&T store in Athens, GA and it does have the icon.

Posted by skadiwolf on October 18, 2007 at 7:37 AM (PDT)

29

Bought mine day after launch, Philadelphia..  I have the icon.  Co-worker bought his last week, no icon.

Posted by andyk on October 19, 2007 at 4:39 AM (PDT)

30

bought a 4gig day after launch day at a AT&T store in howell, michigan and it has the icon.

Posted by eddie haskall on October 19, 2007 at 8:22 AM (PDT)

31

I don’t have an iPhone but the one I am thinking about has the icon.

Posted by Dude on October 19, 2007 at 2:34 PM (PDT)

32

I bought mine October 10th, no icon. (in Plano, TX)

Posted by Irish John on October 20, 2007 at 6:52 PM (PDT)

33

I just bought my 8GB iPhone today in Asheville, NC from an AT&T store and it does not have an icon…

Posted by AtomikPlayboy on October 26, 2007 at 7:45 PM (PDT)

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