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Apple just called Giz Editor Noah Robischon to apologize about a few video iPods—less than 1%— that shipped with the Windows virus RavMonE.exe. The virus snuck onto iPods made after September 12th, via a Windows assembly line machine. The bug won't cause any damage to macs and iPods, but it will reduce the security of Windows machines that the dirty pod passes the clap virus onto.

Wait...September 12th? Is this some sort of 9-11 sequel? Bombs in iPods? Before we know it, DHS will be screaming to get these motherf**#ing pods off our motherF&*$king planes. Apple's official line is...

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.

Only 25 pods have been reported as infected, yet they're smart enough to not play the blame game, fess up, and take responsibility by letting people download free virus software at the link below. This is public relations at its very best.

Small Number of Video iPods Shipped With Windows Virus [Apple]