Software & Firmware Updates

Available today via Software Update:

Read Before You Install iPod Updater

iPod Updater 2004-11-15 includes iPod mini Software 1.2 for iPod mini and iPod software 3.0.2 for iPods with a Click Wheel. iPod Updater 2004-11-15 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2004-10-20 for all other iPod models.

New features of iPod mini Software 1.2:
Compatibility with iTunes 4.7 and iTunes Music Store
Shuffle and play song library with one click (using the Shuffle Songs item in the main menu)
Create multiple On-The-Go playlists
Delete songs from On-The-Go playlists
Select reading playback speed for audiobooks
Hear Click Wheel clicker through headphones
Sync and go with improved disconnect performance

New features of iPod Software 3.0.2 provides:
Compatibility with iTunes 4.7 and iTunes Music Store
Improved USB 2.0 connectivity

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Also made available: a firmware update yesterday for owners of June 2004 model G5 Power Macs. The text accompanying the update stated simply:

The Power Mac G5 Firmware Update improves system reliability for Power Mac G5 (June 2004) systems.

There is no explanation of the firmware posted to Apple's website yet.

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