Apple has posted a software updater for the iPod, appropriately entitled
iPod Updater 2005-10-12. Contrary to its name, though, the updater first appeared on Apple’s Web site on Tuesday, April 18, 2005. The 37.8MB updater is available for download.
The updater contains all the same software as an updater released in late September, but it also includes software that can reinitialize new iPods that can play back video with iPod Software 1.0.
The new iPod software release requires an iPod, a Mac with built-in USB (2.0 recommended), Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, iTunes 6 or later. iPhoto 4.0.3 or later is recommended.