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iPod software dissection reveals possible new features

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By LC Angell

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Published: Tuesday, July 18, 2006
News Categories: iPod

References found in the code of the latest iPod firmware update hint at several future features, including phone and messaging options. According to an AppleInsider report, the dissected software has hidden files named “t_feature_app_PHONE_APP” and “t_feature_app_MESSENGER_APP,” as well as variables such as “kPhoneSignalStrength,” “clPhoneCallHistoryModel,” and “prPhoneSettingsMenu.” The code also reportedly has references to an iPod-based search application, an iPod keyboard, and two new games—“Simon” and “Stacker.” AppleInsider says the code also hints at customizable iPod interface themes and other appearance preferences.

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Nano or 5g

Posted by Jonathan Keim on July 18, 2006 at 11:43 AM (PDT)


well, wasn’t there a post about some new icons or something in the past? I wonder why apple would include some new features in firmware for future iPods…they have been always updating the firmware once a new iPod is released to make it work…

Posted by tom on July 18, 2006 at 1:54 PM (PDT)


I think the Nano and 5g firmware are mostly exactly the same.

Posted by Chris on July 18, 2006 at 4:45 PM (PDT)


How about this “t_feature_app_GAPLESS>PLAYBACK_APP,”
I hope Apple has listened to our crys…

Posted by JeremytheIndian on July 18, 2006 at 9:55 PM (PDT)

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