This article discusses software internally used by Apple.
Acquiring a copy without Apple's consent is illegal and may result in being scammed.
Operator.app is a part of Apple internal diagnostic utilities suite. It shows the status of device parts, and eventually shows details about each component. It was accidentally shipped on many iPod touch retail devices, probably because they went through quality control in factory and tester forgot to restore to the retail IPSW. Operator comes with some INXS sound samples (from the album The year 1979-1997). It's generally located in
- Need you tonight
- New sensation
- The gift
- What you need
Newer versions of Operator come loaded with more features and four Asian pop songs.
Operator on iPod touch
The day of the launch, numerous iPod touches shipped with Operator on them. In order to get it off, you just did a restore. A few of these were sold on eBay.
Operator on iPhone 6 Devices
There have been a few cases in which iPhone 6's have been shipped with Operator. The contents of Operator.app on those devices:
Info.plist _internal_leftarrow.png Operator _internal_lens.png Operator-SignedConfig _internal_lightbulb.png PkgInfo _internal_lock_bottom.png ResourceRules.plist _internal_lock_top.png TestMusic1.mp3 _internal_mesa.png TestMusic2.mp3 _internal_nikeplus.png TestMusic3.mp3 _internal_pattern.png TestMusic4.mp3 _internal_phosphorous.png _CodeSignature _internal_rightarrow.png _internal_Operator.png _internal_rotterdam.png _internal_audiojack.png _internal_serial.png _internal_cover.png _internal_small_lens.png _internal_dockconnector.png _internal_speaker.png _internal_ear.png _internal_stockholm.png _internal_earpods.png _internal_strobe.png _internal_earpods_active.png _internal_touchzone.png _internal_fingerprint.png _internal_vibrator.png _internal_headphones.png com.apple.Operator.plist _internal_iPhone.png
- Video Demonstration (iPod touch - 1.1.0 - Pressing random options): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVMY1aC1kk4