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    CheekyRob's Avatar
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    Question How do Apple update their stock?

    Hi there,

    I'm going to be buying a new iPhone later this week but I was wondering how Apple update all the firmware on their stock to the latest.

    Say if I were to buy an iPhone and a new firmware came out a day or so earlier, how would they have had time to update that?

    I heard people say they fixed the jailbreak.me security hole and sold phones that either blocked it or had the newer firmware at the time in a matter of days.

    I'm just worried if I buy my iPhone and the new firmware has just came out they would update it or something before and give me an updated handset so I wouldn't be able to use the upcoming jailbreak.

    I hope they don't make it a compulsory thing to update all phones before they leave the shop, some people say they have had trouble leaving the store with a handset that's not been updated.

    I hope I don't sound too confusing.

    Take care

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    big9erfan's Avatar
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    They don't update their on hand items. They are installed with that new firmware at the factory. Apple just usually has that much inventory churn that you're getting devices with the "newest" firmware with a week or so.
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    ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
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    Thats why the touch took a week to ship. They were installing 4.1 on them.

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