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Friday, September 14, 2007, 11:40 am PT (02:40 pm ET)

Briefly: iMac update, Brooklyn flagship, Touch in factory mode

Apple has released a small "bug fix" software update for its latest iMac line. Meanwhile, the company is reported to be scouring the New York City borough of Brooklyn for flagship-worthy retail space. And one customer unboxed his new iPod touch to find the player running in factory test mode (images).

iMac Software Update 1.1

iMac Software Update 1.1 [5.1MB] provides important bug fixes and is recommended for 20-inch and 24-inch iMac models with 2.0, 2.4, or 2.8GHz processors.

Apple seeks Brooklyn flagship

Meanwhile, Racked reports that Apple is scouring Brooklyn for retail space somewhere in the 718 area code, where the company hopes to build a high-pofile retail shop.

"While Apple's urge to hawk iPhones to Brooklynites is all but a certainty, what's not known at this time is which neighborhood the computer maker is targeting for its first Brooklyn foray," according to the report.

Racked goes on to speculates on which neighborhood might eventually be selected: Red Hook, Smith Street, Dumbo, Downtown or Williamsburg, with the latter likely representing the ideal location.

iPod touch ships in factory mode

A Gizmodo reader recently purchased one of Apple's new iPod touch players only to open it up and find the unit running quite hot in "factory test mode."

iPod Touch Test Mode


The screen was displaying a hardware subsystems check, showing an "X" over the option for Bluetooth, the current running temperature of the player, and other diagnostic information.

Update: It appears several individuals have received iPod touch models running Apple's factory diagnostic software. These people are unable to boot into the iPod's Mac OS X-based operating system, which may not have been installed on these units...