|Apple Offers Way to Cap Volume on I Pods|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Wed, 29 Mar 2006 14:50:23 -0600
Apple Computer Inc. said on Wednesday it introduced a software update|
for its market-leading iPod that lets parents set maximum volume
limits on the popular music player, as concerns grow about the risks
its earphones might pose for hearing loss.
The software update, which is available as a free download for the
The move follows a class action lawsuit that was filed against Apple
The National Institute of Health said earlier in March that more
"With the increased attention in this area, we want to offer customers
The company said iPod users can get the software upgrade as a free
It said the new volume limit feature works with any headphone or
Apple has sold more than 42 million iPods and over 1 billion songs on
Apple's shares rose $2.93, or 5 percent, to $61.64 on Nasdaq.
Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.
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