Apple makes a mistake.. or did they?

by Anthony on October 18, 2006

I saw this on Gear Factor (wired news) today.

Apple has managed to ship a percentage of their new iPods with a virus on them!

Apparently the virus was somehow added to the iPods during the manufactoring process as some of them came in contact with an infected PC. The virus has been identified as the Windows RavMonE virus, and Apple has already posted instructions to remove it. Apparently any recently-updated virus scanner should be able to pick it up.

I especially like the last line of Apple’s statement:

As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy against such viruses, and even more upset with ourselves for not catching it.

I can’t imagine Apple deliberately shipping infected iPods – but they’ve just turned this mistake into an opportunity to point out windows vulnerability (Apple competes with Microsoft and Windows).

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