Apple Releases iPod Updater

Apple Computer released Tuesday iPod Updater 2004-10-20, which includes iPod Photo Software 1.0 for use with the new iPod Photo, and a previous update for older iPod models.

Features of the update include:

iPod Photo updater features
  • High-resolution, backlit color LCD display
  • Browse and view photos in a 5 x 5 thumbnail view or full screen view
  • Browse photo collections or view photo slideshows with music
  • Improved battery life for up to 15 hours of music playback
  • Up to five hours of photo slideshow viewing with music
  • Scrolling titles during music navigation for songs, albums, and artists
Click Wheel iPod updater features
  • Improved connectivity with some FireWire cards using the VIA chipset
  • Improved connectivity with FireWire hubs, and with 4-pin FireWire ports
  • Improved power management
  • Improved performance with an optional external battery pack
  • Removing headphones while the hold switch is on no longer wakes iPod
iPod with a Dock connector and iPod mini updater features
  • Compatibility with iTunes 4.5 or later and the iTunes Music Store
  • Improved playback performance
  • Support for the Apple Lossless Encoder, to enable compressed music encoding at high quality
iPod without a Dock connector updater features
  • Improved playback performance
  • Compatibility with iTunes 4.5 or later and the iTunes Music Store