iPoding has posted instructions on how to record with new iPods.

  1. Plug in earphones
  2. Activate Diagnostic Mode – Reset (hold MENU and PLAY) and hold down PREVIOUS, NEXT and CENTER buttons at Apple logo – Release buttons and you’ll hear a chirp and Diagnostic mode will appear
  3. Use Next button to navigate to “J. RECORD”
  4. Speak into Left earphone when “BEGIN…” appears
  5. You’ll get about 6 sec. of record time and then “DONE”
  6. Press center button for playback
  7. Press Play/Pause to return to list of tests This is just the mono record feature… as noted here there is also a stereo line-in but that is in the dock connector and activated by “F. LIN REC”
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