Jack your iPod touch into iTunes, and you’ll soon discover that an updated version of the widescreen iPod’s software waiting in the wings. Although posted on Apple site on Friday, iPod touch Software Version 1.1.2 is now available through iTunes.
Apple’s accompanying notes are typically brief—citing bug fixes as the update’s sole purpose—there are a couple of notable additions in the 157MB download.
The first is that an updated iPod touch displays a battery icon next to the iPod’s entry in iTunes’ source list. This icon reflects the iPod’s current charge. (This feature also appears in the just-released 1.1.2 software update for the iPhone.)
Secondly, the iPod touch now supports editing and entering events directly on the iPod just as you can with an iPhone. When the iPod touch was first released the seemingly arbitrary lack of event editing on the device disappointed a number of reviewers and iPod touch owners. Apple has apparently responded to this criticism.
Finally, the update disables the TIFF exploit that allowed hackers to install third-party applications on the iPod touch. However, the Unofficial Apple Weblog’s Erica Sadun reports that version 1.1.2 of the iPod touch software has already been hacked to allow the installation of non-Apple applications.