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Apple Passes The Buck On iPod Virus

Submitted by on October 17, 2006 – 8:33 pm 76 views No Comment

I caught the buzz on del.icio.us and digg today that some newer Video iPods are shipping with the RavMonE virus. According to the Apple Support article, this affects Video IPods purchased after 9/12/06 and only 25 cases have been reported so far. What amazes me about the support article is the following quote:

“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.”

Wow. How did a (unprofessional) statement like this ever get approved by anybody at Apple?? Rather than accept 100% accountability for a faulty quality assurance process, they’ve decided to blame “Windows”. Sure, it’s a shame there are so many Windows viruses out there. But, why not just blame the origin of the virus: the person/people who wrote the virus in the first place. At the end of the day, the virus is there because Apple didn’t do a thorough quality check…. period.

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