Accompanying the announcement of the Photo iPod and iPod Special Edition: U2, Apple has released a fresh iPod Updater — iPod Updater 2004 – 10 – 20 for Macintosh and Windows. As with recent iPod software updates, this one includes the components necessary to update all iPod models.
The only new component to this updater is the 1.0 Updater for the Photo iPod. The other components are the same versions found in the last iPod Updater. The updates offer these enhancements:
New Updates for iPod Photo (v 1.0) • 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 5 hours of photo slideshow viewing with music • Scrolling titles during music navigation for songs, albums, and artists
Updates for Click Wheel iPods (v 3.0.1) • 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 • Removing headphones while the hold switch is on no longer wakes iPod
Updates for iPod with a Dock connector and iPod mini (v 2.2 and 1.1 respectively) • 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
Updates for iPod without a Dock connector (v 1.4) • Compatibility with iTunes 4.5 or later and the iTunes Music Store • Improved playback performance