6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2014 10:31 AM by the fiend
the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (7,885 points)

Hi Steve,

 

As you live inside the EU, I though this might be of interest to you.

 

I have been following a discussion about the EU Volume Cap, which has recently been revived. ( https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4952197?tstart=0 )

 

Apparently, some versions of the iPod Classic offer an option to turn off the EU Volume Cap. Were you aware of this development?

 

The next time I'm in an Apple store, I'll be checking this out for myself!

 

Regards,

Phil

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (60,995 points)

    No, I've not noticed this before, nor I have a bought a new iPod recently.

     

    Hunting around I can find this reference on page 25 of the iPod nano manual

     

    Note: In some countries, you can limit the maximum headset volume to the EU recommended

    level. Tap Settings > Music, then tap the switch in the EU Volume Limit section to turn it on

     

    but nothing similar in the iPod classic manual. Can't see a good reason to argue with the pics though, so it looks like it has been made a user choice in recent models.

     

    tt2

  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (7,885 points)

    That's interesting information about the nano.

     

    "In some countries" could mean "in some non-EU countries", as it is not specific.

     

    Anyway, I'll have a look at the Classic - if ever the rain and flooding holds off long enough for me to reach an Apple Store

     

    Thanks for your response.

     

    Phil

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (60,995 points)

    You're welcome. Perhaps it is now shipped as standard with the limit enabled in the EU and disabled elsewhere. I really can't see a good reason for them to make physically different devices.

     

    tt2

  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (7,885 points)

    Ah! Shipped by Apple as standard, but other retailers often have old stock.

     

    I managed to nip into Currys this morning and found a Classic (on display) with software version 2.0.4 MAC on it, and which does not appear to have the EU volume option. The two adjacent nano models did have the option, one set up on a PC and one with MAC (I assume).

     

    In addition, Amazon is currently selling Classics described as 6th generation and 7th generation. Needless to say, any information online regarding this EU cap is not to be relied upon.

     

    It's not hard to know what posts we'll see about this.

     

    It's still my intention to check out a Classic in an Apple store, as they should have only the latest version, which presumably, will be running OS version 2.0.5. I believe also, that a Classic with 2.0.4 cannot be updated to 2.0.5.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (60,995 points)

    So it would seem.

     

    tt2

  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (7,885 points)

    Hi Steve,

     

    I visited an Apple Store today and sure enough, the one Classic they had on display, which is running version 2.0.5 MAC, does have the EU Volume Limit option, as shown in the photo posted by Badgorr in the linked thread.

     

    Well, well, well!

     

    Phil