Apple to Release Volume Limiter Software Update for iPods

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Apple announced today that it would release an update to its iPod nano and 5th-gen software that allows users to set a maximum personal volume limit. Parents will also be able to set a volume limit for their kids and lock it down with a PIN number.

Thus Apple joins the ranks of lawsuit-paranoid companies such as McDonald's telling its customers that coffee may be hot, plastic bag manufacturers cautioning that you might suffocate if you wrap yourself up in their products, and mirror manufacturers warning you that objects may be closer than they appear.

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