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iPod Software 2.0.2 installed on some iPods

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Saturday, August 9, 2003
News Categories: iPod

Apple has posted a KnowledgeBase Document with information about iPod Software 2.0.2 installed on some iPods:

“Some iPod (with Dock Connector) models include iPod software 2.0.2, which is an update used in manufacturing and has no functional changes.

Certain iPod (with Dock Connector) models include iPod software 2.0.2. The 2.0.2 version of the iPod software is an update used in manufacturing and contains no functional changes.

It is not required, and is not available as a download.”

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Comments

1

If it doesn’t contain any functional changes, then what is the point?

Posted by bigizz on August 9, 2003 at 5:27 PM (PDT)

2

speak engrwish. i think you just said the same thing twice. and it still didnt make sense

Posted by Jaguares in Bay Area, Ca on August 9, 2003 at 5:31 PM (PDT)

3

Do you really expect Apple to actually tell you why they did this? Most companies don’t like to disclose information to the public, and Apple not only is not an exception, but they guard their information so closely, that the language that they speak in is cryptic in itself.

Posted by Sraphim on August 9, 2003 at 8:59 PM (PDT)

4

It’s not hard to understand:

1. 2.0.2 is not required.
2. 2.0.2 is basically the same thing as 2.0.1 to consumers.
3. 2.0.2 is only significant to Apple. It’s only important to Apple and how they manufacture iPods. (Possibly a way to load the iPod software onto the units more efficiently.)

It’s a non-issue.

Posted by ZoidbergD on August 9, 2003 at 9:08 PM (PDT)

5

thanks for clearing that right up ZoidbergD. whats next you gonna tell us why most foods taste like chicken? talk about useless info.

Posted by Jaguares in Bay Area, Ca on August 9, 2003 at 9:27 PM (PDT)

6

No, ZoldbergD is just saying people like you get their panties all in a bunch over nothing.  2.0.2, BFD.

Posted by Ray Negus on August 9, 2003 at 9:38 PM (PDT)

7

Exactly. There was nothing to clear up. There’s no secret information to dig for.

And that was an irrelevant analogy you made, Jaguares.

Posted by ZoidbergD on August 9, 2003 at 9:56 PM (PDT)

8

Don’t you guys have better things to do than argue about some stupid firmware version? Guys, get a life.

Posted by Bob on August 9, 2003 at 10:48 PM (PDT)

9

Could it not be more options in config (i.e. return of recording feature?)

Stefan

Posted by Stefan on August 9, 2003 at 11:41 PM (PDT)

10

or fix eu limit? :p

Posted by XiXora on August 10, 2003 at 3:09 AM (PDT)

11

Most likely it is to compensate for some kind of hardware problem that was existing at the factory.  I would bet that it was just to make either HD imaging easier, or something along those lines.

That being said, this has a great impact on the community.  This means that the next update will almost definately be 2.1, or a much larger upgrade than the past.  My reasons for believing this are as follows:
1- they originally didnt intend to release its existence to the general public, but realized that the people would figure out what it was.  So to stop confusion, they could not reuse 2.0.2, and seeing as they originally did not want to acnoledge its existance, 2.0.3 would not be an option.
2- the changes in a x.x.1 upgrade are almost always bug fixes, as even the 2.0.1 fix was just that, a bug fix, no real changes at all.
3- You would have to notice, because people are just recieving them now, it means the ipods they got were most likely manufactured more than a month and a half ago, so nothing that occurred up to about 3 weeks ago would pertain to the fix at all.

Posted by Keaner on August 10, 2003 at 4:46 AM (PDT)

12

I’m not getting my panties in a bunch or anything, I’m just trying to understand how this mysterious little iPod works, thats all.

Posted by bigizz on August 10, 2003 at 10:14 AM (PDT)

13

It doesnt add anything new?

why load it onto the iPods then? Apple loves to create a panic eh?

*HUGS 2ND GEN ON 1.3*

Posted by foo_foo on August 10, 2003 at 4:15 PM (PDT)

14

People, please, any getting panties into a bunch is a major cause of urinary track infection.  Let’s keep the infection OUT of these comments?  A clean vagina is a patriotic vagina.

ipods rule

-mike

Posted by Mike on August 10, 2003 at 9:39 PM (PDT)

15

“A clean vagina is a patriotic vagina.”

ahahahaha

nice!


Harry
Box Checker

Posted by Box Checker on August 11, 2003 at 8:37 AM (PDT)

16

Read the full Knowledge Base article.  The default contrast setting was fixed in 2.0.2.  That’s it.  Makes sense, because when I first used my new iPod the contrast was poor.  Of course, a quick trip through the settings menu fixed that.

Posted by bslenter on August 11, 2003 at 11:36 AM (PDT)

17

in defense of the previous posters, it appears apple only today modified the article to include the ‘contrast settings’ part

Posted by Assmaster on August 11, 2003 at 4:46 PM (PDT)

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