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iPod touch owner receives testing unit


A new 16GB iPod touch purchased by blogger Peter Allen appears to have shipped from the factory with a test program installed, instead of the standard iPod touch interface. Screenshots show several rows of icons, some with checkmarks, some with red x’s, and some with no added iconography. In particular, icons are present for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Battery, Accelerometer, Buttons, Speaker, Touch, Serial Number (whose icon is, playfully, a box of Cheerios cereal), Ambient Light, Headphones, and Temperature.

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The fact there is a bluetooth test is interesting considering the touch isn’t supposed to feature bluetooth!

Posted by Scott Cockroft on September 14, 2007 at 9:54 AM (CDT)


I purchased a 16GB model at the Apple store on Fifth Ave in New York, and received the same thing. Does anyone know if there is a way to exit this diagnostic program?

Posted by Joe on September 14, 2007 at 11:10 AM (CDT)


yeah, put it on ebay then buy a new one.

Posted by jon on September 14, 2007 at 1:34 PM (CDT)


Talk about beta testing gone horribly wrong… @[email protected]

How did this even get packaged into an official box? Don’t they keep watch over their test units?

Maybe it was just a software error though. The wrong OS might have been installed on there by accident.

Posted by Tim on September 14, 2007 at 2:26 PM (CDT)



Posted by Toleran on September 14, 2007 at 2:57 PM (CDT)


hahahaha now talking about slipping up, now this probley is worth its weight in gold, because if there is bluetooth, wow this gunna help the Dev ipodtouch teams,  man I can’t stop laughing this is awesome!  good job apple! :P

Posted by Daniel on September 14, 2007 at 6:29 PM (CDT)


The “red X” and the “Green checks” probably indicate what hardware isn’t present and what hardware is present. Looking at the image i Would say that assumption is correct considering that the iPod Touch “Does NOT have bluetooth. The “red X” on the battery probably just indicates that the battery is low.

Posted by dozx on September 14, 2007 at 10:59 PM (CDT)


has anyone else experience this other than for blogger Peter Allen?

even the picture seems atypical of apple.

Posted by paul on September 16, 2007 at 2:19 PM (CDT)

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