The name implies that this version of the iPod software should have been released last week, but Apple’s iPod Updater 2004-08-06 is now making the rounds and can be downloaded through the Software Update system preference pane or
from Apple’s Web site. iPod Updater 2004-08-06 contains iPod software v3.0.2 — for new “fourth generation” iPods equipped with a Click Wheel. The updater also includes the same version of software for all other iPods that was included with the iPod Updater 2004-07-15 release.
According to Apple, iPod Software 3.0.2 includes the following changes: 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 the optional external battery pack and removing headphones while the hold switch is on no longer wakes iPod.