Apple has released
iPod Software 1.0.4 Updater, a utility to update the software that drives its iPod digital music player/FireWire storage system. The new updater is available for download from Apple’s Web site.
iPod Software 1.0.4 Updater adds support for iPod names of up to 255 characters, according to Apple. Another new feature is the addition of support for languages including Brazilian/Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish. Also, iPod Software 1.0.4 Updater takes care of some compatibility and performance problems that plagued users of the previous release, version 1.0.3.
The 2.2MB updater requires either Mac OS 9.2.1 or Mac OS X 10.1 and sports two functions: Update and Restore. The Update function simply updates your iPod to the new version, while Restore brings the iPod back to a “factory fresh” condition, erasing and reformatting the device’s internal hard drive.