Apple iPod Updater
Apple iPod Updater
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Apple iPod Updater5.1

30 June 2006

iPod update; obsolete with iTunes 7 and later.

Overview

iPod Updater 2006-06-28 includes:
  • New iPod Software 1.1.2 for iPod
  • New iPod Software 1.2 for iPod nano
  • New iPod Software 1.1.4 for iPod shuffle
iPod Updater 2006-06-28 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2006-03-23 for all other iPod models.

What's new in Apple iPod Updater

Version 5.1 (2006-06-28):

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76 Reviews of Apple iPod Updater

Anonymous
28 April 2004
Version: 2004-04-28

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Gets a quarter of a way through then hangs... reset better work or I'm f*cked. My suggestion is to hold off for a few days.....
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Marylander
23 April 2006
Version: 2006-03-23
i dont like this whole updating thing!! i mean i tried updating my i pod by downloading the 2006-03-23 updater and it just would not open on my computer and for no apparent reason (without me restoring) all my songs were erased for no apparent reason!!! now it wont download at all and i feel i just wasted $200. i would be better off with a walkman!!
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Micahc4jc
01 April 2006
Version: 2006-03-23
I love the max volume setting. Black Nano 2gig. Installer worked great.
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Sjj-public
29 March 2006
Version: 2006-03-23
I've only had it installed for an hour or so on my 60 GB 5G, but so far so good. It does appear to fix the endless star ratings screen bug. I haven't tested any videos yet, but can't comment on its affect on the old video playback issues anyway, as I've been using more recent versions of iSquint and Handbrake which already resolved those playback issues themselves - I've no old conversions to test with. I like the new volume limiter option. Note that you can set this with or without a code lock. It's useful in two ways for me: allowing my 5 year old to listen to my iPod, as he so wishes to do, without having again to worry about him changing the volume to too high of a level. Further, for me, I can set the limit to what I consider to be more than loud enough, and then I never have to worry about accidentally bumping the volume up to painful levels (which I've done it on a few occasions when attempting to scan forward or set a star rating via the scrollwheel). Since I never have to set the volume higher than halfway at the most anyway, why not limit it to halfway? I can easily enough change the max if needed. Cool feature - thank goodness for "frivolous" lawsuits. :)
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Irene-Rojas
18 January 2006
Version: 2006-01-10
I think this update has given my iPod (20gb 4th gen) a bug, instead of fixing them. Now, it randomly goes to the next song, and responds very slowly when I try to correct that problem. I do like the scrolling titles though.
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Zmj
06 December 2005
Version: 2005-11-17
I have no idea what people are up in arms about. I've used every single updater on my iPod without any problems whatsoever. I think Apple is doing a fantastic job. Keep it up, guys!
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Doc8
01 December 2005
Version: 2005-11-17
Most iPod updates only include a new version for one or two of the various units- so read before using to see if it is necessary for your unit. I have never had problems with iPod updates and this worked fine on my shuffle (the only unit that needed this update). On a side note- a danger of bringing in more windoze people to the fairer platform is increasing the fringe element whose purpose in life is to degrade each new piece of hardware and software because they are basically technophobes. Having been a computer teacher and user since 1979, I am continually amazed at the ease of use and excellent capabilities Apple technology has brought to my world.
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Jmh1
01 December 2005
Version: 2005-11-17
for the record: My first 40g was a definite lemon ( dead after about one week of use) Apple replaced. New one: no problems until yesterday (11 months of use) when suddenly, out of the blue itunes 5 could not read library. Pod still worked as disk so I backed up files (disk mode) and restored. Then down-graded to iTunes 4.9. Working fine so far (one day anyway) Very Scary piece of hardware...makes me shudder sometimes. Going bankrupt, being attacked in alleys, earthquakes... pale in comparison to the ominous threat of iPod hardware failure...but seriously>Mac only person..um... also, I am afraid to update this unit beyond 3.0.2
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Anonymous
23 October 2005
Version: 2005-10-12
So, what's the bottom line? Is this an upgrade that should be skipped? Based on reviews, the ipod upgraders (regardless of version) have to be considered to be Apple's "most dangerous." On just about every one of these Apple upgraders, someone or more than one macker posts negative comments. Some qualify what they post, some just post that "it sucks and crashes, destroyed my ipod (or whatever)" These "it sucks, crashes, and destroyed my directory" etc. postings are taken seriously enough that I, for one, will skip the upgrade and wait on the the next. Then the next upgrader comes along and what's the first comment? "It sucks, crashes, and destroys everything." Were there no beta testers? Granted, it's useless to ask anyone from Apple. To those heros out there who sacrifice their macs and their ipods to determine that an upgrader "sucks, crashes, and erases everything", how about going to System Profiler and post everything you have on your Mac prior to performing the catastrophic upgrade. Maybe you forgot to unplug all the firewire cables, maybe you have some bizzare PCI card, maybe you're running SCSI. If a particular upgrader is going to hose every mackers directory, at least post how you configured your Mac so we'll know which Macs will be affected. Or, maybe you're 100% right and it crashes every newly bought unmodified Mac or ipod! One more small request - then tell us why Apple's beta testers didn't do their jobs. Am I asking too much? Look. We're Mac users, not Pee Cee users, just run Apple System Profiler before posting catastrophic comments that must be taken seriously. I do take your posting seriously, at least show the courtesy of describing the circumstances in as much detail as there is. Thank you, fellow mackers.
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Anonymous
20 October 2005
Version: 2005-10-12
it says that it can´t mount the disk!!!!! what a hell is that???????? i think this so called upgrade it´s BUGGY!!!! any clue?
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Anonymous
19 October 2005
Version: 2005-10-12
People, people... relax. Deep, cleansing breath. This updater worked perfectly on my 3g, 4g, Shuffle and nano. The previous updaters have worked flawlessly on all 4 as well. "jah", your post is a little vague on details of your issue with this updater. When I've had issues with any of my iPod's, simply performing a "Restore" from the latest iPod Update has fixed any issues. Secondly, if you are syncing your iPod with iTunes, you can't "lose" any of your music, it's still on your computer. Frankly, if you're managing your music manually and keeping your music ONLY on your iPod, you're asking for trouble. No backup. If you are getting the blinking folder, exclamation point, or folder... you may actually have a hardware problem. That's what the $59 iPod AppleCare is for.
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Anonymous
16 October 2005
Version: 2005-09-23
I have a 3g ipod that the itunes 5 (and now 6) won't recognize as having an up-to-date software. Up until I bought my nano, the 3g was perfect. Now it simply won't load any of the music I bought from the music store, and the nano isn't big enough by far. (Of course, the first nano I bought and went to Europe for a week with stopped working (bad click wheel) within a day of buying it and getting on the airplane). The 9_23 ipod updater won't let me install it, either. Frankly, I'm amazed, since apple is usually the easiest thing around to update, and yet this is freakin' impossible. Between the nano and the update issue, I'm about ready to end a 20 year love affair with macs -- I fully expected this to be fixed by the time I got back from South America, and yet there's nothing but a new video ipod, and nothing to fix the old one???? Is Jobs listening to Microsoft's gamebook too much? (Make the old ipod unworkable and they'll just buy the new one?) And don't send me any techno babble fixes -- this is why we buy macs and not the bug-trap pcs, isn't it? I miss my old ipod that worked.
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Anonymous
04 October 2005
Version: 2005-09-23
I have been travelling since 9/20 in the US, and have been using my 4g 20gig ipod as a portable HD for digital pics as well as for its music capabilities. I have plugged it into half a dozen different computers through both USB and firewire during this trip wit no problems. When I got to my brother's house yesterday, I plugged it into his computer (he also has an ipod, so his itunes recognized when I plugged mine in.) I was alerted that there was a new update dated 9-23-05. I proceeded to update ym ipod, which was successful, but after I plugged it into a wall outlet to flash I got the dreaded "folder/exclamation point" (which seems to be the BSOD for ipods) icon and the ipod shut off. I went the the website and tried all the things it said such as resetting and restoring the ipod, but nothing worked. (Thank GOD I was able to access the ipod's data files and get my vacation pics off it even though it wouldnt to anything on its own.) I restored with the 9-23 updater, same problem. Of course, apple's tech support isn't 24 hours, so I was about 10 seconds away from smashing the thing with a hammer when I noticed that my brother had a 3-23 updater on this computer. So, I restored with those settings and it is back to working, though I lost all my music. I am furious that I will now have a silent plane trip back home after installing an update that itunes told me that I had to install. I would recommend that ipodders with a 4g 20gig ipod not use this update.
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Anonymous
29 September 2005
Version: 2005-09-23
I have never seen a company release a new version of software without telling what's in it!. The updater upgradded by Photo iPod from 1.0 to 1.2 with absolutly no explaination of why! DOes anyone know what is in the new version?
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Anonymous
25 September 2005
Version: 2005-09-23
It brought up a window for me to download the software update for my 20GB 3rd Generation Ipod and now hen its turned on it shows me a picture of the plug that goes into the bottom of the ipod and no longer lets me put music on it
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Anonymous
23 September 2005
Version: 2005-09-23
I updated my iPod (20gb 4th B&W) and now my Music Quiz won't work. It says that there are no music files. Uh, Hello? Its full of music. Same thing happened to my roommates iPod mini. Anybody know what happened? Happen to anybody else? Let me know.
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Sixtyk
19 September 2005
Version: 2005-09-06
*** ATTENTION 40 GB iPOD OWNERS! *** I have a 40 GB iPod with a dead hard drive. The iPod is all of 3 weeks out of warranty. After a less than reassuring visit to tech support I started checking Ebay for a replacement drive so I could fix it myself for far less than the $280 that Apple is asking. Instead I found a large number of 40 GB iPods with dead hard drives. If you have one of these iPods, please do 2 things: 1) Reply to this comment. (I'd like to keep a running count) 2) Call Apple, leave feedback at http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipod.html, tell people, tell the place you bought it. Eventually Apple was pressured to replace defective batteries. Maybe we can get our iPods back.
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Anonymous
08 September 2005
Version: 2005-09-06
I DEMAND that all the new interfase features of the iPod nano be implemented in the next revision of this software to AT LEAST all the color iPods !!! I also want a pony (alive please), and a vanilla ice-cream cone!!! No wait, make that cookies-and-cream flavor instead.
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Anonymous
12 August 2005
Version: 2005-06-26
I installed this update to my 4thGen 40GB monochrome-screened iPod for the Podcasts feature, only to have it make my device go haywire. The device wouldn't respond at times. Two seconds after remaining inactive at a particular menu, I would have trouble scrolling. Say I selected the "Monday" playlist, the click wheel would become inactive and I'd be unable to select a song. I'd have to click the menu button, return to my list of playlists, reselect "Monday" and then the scrollwheel would be active again for 2 seconds (or however long you've set your backlight timer for) before it would go inactive again. MAJOR GLITCHES, DO NOT INSTALL if you have the same model iPod as I do. BTW: this review is for the update marked "(2005-06-26)" Hope the next update is better!
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Anonymous
15 July 2005
Version: 2005-06-26
*WARNING* My brand new iPod 60GB had iPod 1.1 software on it. After running the iPod Updater 2005-06-26 on it (which wanted to update the iPod software to 1.2) I now have a white iBrick. Even though I started with a fully-charged unit, seconds after completing the update and disconnecting the "Need charge" icon appeared and the iPod shutdown a few seconds later. Even connecting it to the AC charger and trying to reset it the unit is off and completely unresponsive.
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Anonymous
11 July 2005
Version: 2005-06-26
This Firmware Update disables auto-updating of Smart Playlists. You have been warned!
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Anonymous
28 June 2005
Version: 2005-06-26
So the ONLY new feature in this is the Podcasts crap? That's not a reason to upgrade in my book.
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Anonymous
28 March 2005
Version: 2005-03-23
Okay, it seems that I was wrong.!! Becuase after running iTunes, it started to OPTIMIZE images on my iPod photo. After that, in the iPod section of iTunes preferences, I turned off the option and after re-optimizing images on the device, poroblems seem to be fixed. Transitions still have a little glitch on iPod's screen, but they look great on TV. Scrolling through pictures using the touch wheel is as fast as it was before ! It looks safe to upgrade your iPod photo's ;)
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Anonymous
26 March 2005
Version: 2005-03-23
More transistions I supposed to get. But all I got is bugy, malfunctioning iPod photo :( The slideshow doesn't startup when I selelct specific transitions and when I select RANDOM it comes up, but sometimes shows pictures twice, another time skips some of them or show one image with a portion of next or previous image attached to it !!! Nice job Apple, you've done a really nice job :( I'm going back to version 1.0, forget about transistions :(
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Anonymous
25 March 2005
Version: 2005-03-23
After applying the February update, my G3 15G iPod powers off while still charging. All I get is the Apple logo, sometimes just a blank screen that won't power on. I have to constantly reset it to get it to come back to life. I reformatted it back with the December 2004 updater, and all is back to normal again. The last update and this update for the G3 models are very buggy. I would suggest anyone with power off problems or the apple logo, revert back to the Dec 2004 update for the G3 and see if that fixes your problem.
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Anonymous
27 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
Successfully installed in my 3G iPod. There is a new menu titled "Music" that provides a short list of music playlist options minus all the other options offered in the main menu. "Music" also includes an Audiobooks category. There isn't a new shuffle play menu. The update installs a new charging icon. Satisfied. :o)
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BillyPod
25 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
YES!!! now therz a shuffle button on menu!!! IM SOO HAPPPYPYPYPYPYPYPYPPY!!! oh YEAH! wooooooot woot. YEAH!!! OH YEAH WHOOOOO HOOOOOOO ok im done
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Dankporter
25 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
I downloaded the update and installed it and now my iPod doesnt work at all!! Did any one hahve similar problems. I tried every thing my iPod won't turn on.
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Anonymous
24 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
All went well. Even installed the new shuffle option. Sweet! G4 iMac. Thanks Apple :)
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Anonymous
24 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
I had a similar problem as mentioned earlier.. Installed on my 3G 20Gb iPod.. Puts the Music option in the main menu but not the new Shuffle option.. Not that I'd use it anyway!
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Anonymous
24 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
Finally my 2G gets a better menu!
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Anonymous
24 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
:( not applicable to my 4G 40GB iPod. there was me hoping for some good news beyond todays "we've discontinued the model" announcement ! There's a lot of things they could still do to update the iPod firmware (improve playback - there are tracks that work in iTunes and fail on my iPod, and different ones fail on my Shuffle), some of the menu choices are a bit convoluted, the games suck, there's no cross-fade / blank skip capabilities, it decided to reboot every now and then etc...
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Anonymous
24 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
I installed the 2.3 update for my 3rd-gen iPod. It says that this update adds a Shuffle Songs item to the main menu, but, well, I still don't have such an item. What gives?
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Anonymous
24 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
I installed the 2.3 update for my 3rd-gen iPod. It says that this update adds a Shuffle Songs item to the main menu, but, well, I still don't have such an item. What gives?
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Anonymous
24 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
Not sure, but this update may no longer allow you to boot in OS 9 and have access to the music files. I have noticed on an iMac G3 450 and my G4 Dual 500 that I can boot in OS 9 and see the "invisible" music folders you typically don't access to.
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Anonymous
23 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
Thanks Apple! An excellent update which has given my 2nd Generation iPod a complete facelift, just erased and putting the tunes back on to see if there is any other improvements other than cosmetic Menu changes. Again Thankyou!
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Anonymous
23 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
So it doesn't fix Audiobook bookmarking with the Shuffle? This is a major, user-wide problem.
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Anonymous
23 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
Wuhoo!! Finally and update that supports me ol' Ipod! Thanks ?
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Anonymous
23 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
No new software update for standard 4G iPods this time :( Still 3.0.2
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Anonymous
23 February 2005
Version: 2005-02-22
Thanks for listening, Apple: THIS is the standardized, iPod software update we've all been eagerly awaiting. Regardless of iPod iteration/generation, everyone now gets in to the shuffle party with an updated menu to boot. A trouble-free download/update on this end, with 2.3 working flawlessly on my 3G iPod. I hope this experience is echoed by 1G-4G/shuffle owners...
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4th gen
09 February 2005
Version: 2005-01-11
i want the old update back ,my ipod is now corrupted
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Anonymous
12 January 2005
Version: 2005-01-11
It's exactly this kind of problem which is why Apple desperately needs to standardize their software updates across ALL iPod models, regardless of generation/iteration. For the folks that ridiculed 1-3G owners for requesting updated software, you now know why. It's not about a fancier menu rather functionality. Case in point: Imagine if Panther stopped getting updated for SPECIFIC Apple computers running it, say older iBooks? I don't begrduge Apple for releasing updated hardware. Akin to buying a car, you bought last year's model for a reason(!). You didn't however, buy last year's model with the intent that your car -- while under warranty -- wouldn't be as supported as the newest models.
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Anonymous
10 January 2005
Version: 2004-11-15
iPod 3G 30 gig worked perfectly until I applied this update 'iPod Updater 2004-11-15' or 2.2. The iPod now freezes, randomly. It happens in the middle of a song, it can happen when i dock the ipod, it can play 5 songs and then freeze. Annoying. Sometimes the buttons still function and I can browse the libraries of music. However playing the music does nothing, the audio tracks simply skip by like seconds (eg 1>14) and it returns to the main screen as if it had played the music sucessfully. Sometimes if i press the scrollwheel too often the whole thing locks up and only a reset will recover normal functionality for a few brief minutes. Judging by the other members feedback who own 3G's this is not an isolated case. Nothing in the Apple forums. Hopefully the next update in 2005 will fix the 'known' problem with 3G iPods.
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Anonymous
22 December 2004
Version: 2004-11-15
This updater is sh*t my 3G ipod stop working after i updated it. Its only showing the apple logo, without doing anything. Try to reset but nothing happen, anyone can solve the problem?
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Anonymous
20 December 2004
Version: 2004-11-15
MU censors all my reviews, but I'll try again just in case... WOW! The mini now has all the features of the 4G, including audiobook speed control and clicking through the headphones. Excellent!
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Whahappened
25 November 2004
Version: 2004-11-15
i downloaded this update to my 3rd Gen. iPod and ever since it has skipped or stopped randomly on songs. i've never dropped it, and I've heard a few friends say this update has TOTALLY ruined their iPod experience as they were finally convinnced to buy one after playing with mine. Any solutions?
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Optimus-prime
19 November 2004
Version: 2004-11-15
as long as the toaster still made toast whats there to complain about? - older ipods still do what they were originally intedend to do, play music. stop whining casue your *ish aint "new" anymore.
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Joel Nelson
19 November 2004
Version: 2004-11-15
The Mini 1.2 update turned off the display text for the alarm clock time and sound. The new 1.2 software is nice but I wish it didn't have this apparent bug since I can't get the alarm clock feature to work now...
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Anonymous
19 November 2004
Version: 2004-11-15
i cant believe you people that are complaining... you complain because your ipod is out of date... and that they dont release more software for the older ones... all these updates do is improve stability and minor bug fixes... they stop releasing software becaus they have hammered out almost all of the bugs... if your ipod has died or doesnt show up on your computer anymore then your ipod is either defective or you did something to it you shouldnt have... which is why youbuy an extended warrenty like apple so happily makes available... and for those of you that complain about newer models come out right after you bought yours... come on... this happens in EVERY form of technology... computers go out of date every 6 months... same hing... the only difference is an ipod is too small to be able to upgrade to make it up to date... this isnt rocket science... if you think a 20 gig 4th gen isnt evough space for you... WAIT... since it would be under you terms out of date in 5 months then wait that time to get one that suits you... or i dont know... pawn your old one to have a solid amount of cash to put down for the newer one... believe me... i bought a 40 gig 4th gen in october... you think im not kicking myself i didnt wait for the photo ipods... but thats my fault not apples... i dont expect them to update te software on mine... upgrade the harddrive... and add a color screen just because they released a new one... im sorry i had to write a book here but you people have to see that technology is changing rapidly... i dont know how many times ive had to buy a new computer because my old was out of date not long after i bought it... which by the way costed much more than an ipod... and my ipod is just as valuable to me as my computer...
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Anonymous
19 November 2004
Version: 2004-11-15
To all the "stop complaining, if your iPod wasn't good then, why did you buy it?" people - we're not talking about even a 1 year old product here. The software update didn't include my iPod when it was only 6 moths old. I don't care how you look at it, how Apple look at it, I will always think this is unacceptable. The idea when you pay a premium price for a sophisticated piece of hardware is that it's an investment that will pay off in the long run. I don't know about you, but I would never buy a Mac if I knew I was not going to be able to update it's operating system in the future. No one is complaining about not being able to run OS 9 anymore... They manages to come up with Classic, but can't figure out how to update 6 month old iPod? Give me a break...
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Anonymous
19 November 2004
Version: 2004-11-15
And I bought a toaster in 1982. And now they have better ones. And I am so sad. I want to make yummy toast now. But I can't.
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Anonymous
27 October 2004
Version: 2004-10-20
Oh I'm sooooo angry! Honda made a hybrid engine and they didn't come to my house to fit it in my car for free! If your iPod wasn't good enough when you bought it, then why the hell did you pay for it? If it *was* worth the money back then, why not stfu? What a bunch of moaners! I'm surprised you can hear your iPods, with all the blather!
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Anonymous
27 October 2004
Version: 2004-10-20
Can you people quit your complaining? As a 2G iPod owner, my software on my iPod is only at 1.4, no extra games, no making notes, no on-the-go play lists. I complained? Did anyone listen? No. You really think anyone is going to listen to all of you 3G owners who got the same deal as me? No. Apple's Policy on that, go buy a new iPod, cause they don't care.
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Anonymous
26 October 2004
Version: 2004-10-20
who cares if they don't update our 3gs. what the hell, it's not like there are any features i'm clamouring for with the 4gs
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Anonymous
26 October 2004
Version: 2004-10-20
I don't get it . there's nothing new for 4G ipod but yet this is a software update for the iPod photo that nobody owns yet.
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Anonymous
26 October 2004
Version: 2004-10-20
Agreed. For chrissakes, how hard can it be to implement these updates into 3G ones? Most notably a very easy to program shuffle line of code?! I'm counting down the minutes till Apple forgets we completely exist once the 5G ones are released. Yes, I am very peeved.
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Anonymous
26 October 2004
Version: 2004-10-20
Once again 3rd g Ipod'rs need not download this.. sux!
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Anonymous
13 August 2004
Version: 2004-08-12
3G iPod People lets riot!! No more software updates for us!? Oh well, at least this Ipod was'nt EXPENSIVE!!!
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Anonymous
13 August 2004
Version: 2004-08-12
when it says "improved power managment " how does this affect the battery life?
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Anonymous
13 August 2004
Version: 2004-08-12
Works perfect with my 4 Generation iPod 40GB! No problems... fine!
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howie15
11 August 2004
Version: 2004-07-15
Can't see my 1st gen. iPod on the desktop anymore. Won't bring up iTunes as it used to but works fine even though I can't erase, or add any songs. I guess I'm stuck w/what I have on it for eternity I have no way to restore software either, since I can't see it. Where, oh where has my iPod gone? Where, oh where can it be? Anybody else have this problem? Software says 1.4 in about iPod. Apple is not aware there is a problem......Apple.....You have a problem! Help me if you can, there are no forums that can, anywhere.
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Anonymous
21 July 2004
Version: 2004-07-15
Exactly the same. My First Generation iPod killed. Dead. Wasted. Apple logo to quoted folder. Nothing helps. Now - how could I downgrade the damnd thing?
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Anonymous
21 July 2004
Version: 2004-07-15
This update killed my 30gb 3G iPod. It was working perfectly until I applied the update to it. First it started skipping songs, then it would stop playing songs in the middle and would become unresponsive requiring a reboot. Finally, it won't boot at all and gives me the Folder with an exclamation mark. Nothing works. Now I can't even turn it off, it alternates between the Apple logo and the folder/exclamation mark. This iPod has worked perfectly well for the past year. Is this Apple's way to try to get me to buy a new iPod?
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Anonymous
20 July 2004
Version: 2004-07-15
I can't believe 3g or ipod mini users cannot benefit from the slight software touches here. What a joke.
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Anonymous
20 July 2004
Version: 2004-07-15
The information given here on the MacUpdate page is taken verbatim and directly from the Apple page for the updater, but when you use Software Update to download this updater, it tells you the following: "Read Before You Install iPod Updater iPod Updater 2004-07-15 includes iPod Software 3.0 for use with iPods with a Click Wheel. iPod Updater 2004-07-15 also includes the latest software versions for iPod mini and the third generation iPod. With iPod Software 3.0, you can: • Shuffle Songs with one click (using the Shuffle Songs item in the main menu) • Create multiple On-The-Go playlists • Delete songs from On-The-Go playlists • Select reading playback speed for audiobooks • Hear audible click user interface feedback in headphones • Charge via USB connection • Enjoy improved playback performance For more information about iPod, go to http://www.apple.com/support/ipod. iPod Updater 2004-07-15 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2004-04-28 for all other iPod models. iPod 3.0 Software is not compatible with other models of iPod, including original scroll wheel and touch wheel iPods, and iPod mini. iPod Software 2.2 and iPod Software 1.2 should not be used with iPod with Click Wheel." In a nutshell, you don't need this update unless A] you have a Click Wheel iPod or B] you never installed the previous iPod updater [2004-04-28]. I've read a lot of reviews where people's iPods have gone all screwy after using this update, so if you're fairly sure you don't need this, don't install it.
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Anonymous
19 July 2004
Version: 2004-07-15
You've got to be KIDDING me that the shuffle software update, Lossless encoder doesn't apply to even the 3G iPods. This is becoming a glaring issue. It's one thing to update iPod hardware ad nauseum to generate more sales. It's another to burden owners of earlier generation iPods with immediately outdated hardware/software every time a new model is released. More backwards compatibility is needed here.
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Anonymous
19 July 2004
Version: 2004-07-15
The 2004-07-15 has nothing new in it for the 3rd Generation iPod. So just leave it there.
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Anonymous
01 June 2004
Version: 2004-04-28
Killed my 3rd generation 30 gig ipod completely dead. Won't reset or turn on. The 4-28 updater forum thread at Apple.com is busy. Even if it's fine for some, why risk killing your iPod?
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2.25
Anonymous
05 May 2004
Version: 2004-04-28
Be very wary of this one. Many people are having problems installing the update under Panther and Jaguar. Apple have a post suggesting deleting the iPodDriver kext file at http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61937, but it only works for a few people. Essentially the iPod unmounts from the desktop when you enter your administrative password. The updater will actually say that the update has been successful in some circumstances, even though, if you check the iPod's own "about" file (under settings) you will find that it hasn't. The answer being suggested by AppleCare to some users is to completely restore their iPod before updating. This works in most cases apparanetly, but, of course, it also wipes everything from the iPod. Not a good idea if you don't have your complete library on your computer, or if you use your iPod as an HD as well as music player. I'd wait for a while and see if they can sort it out before bothering to try it. For me, its been a substantial timewaster trying (unsuccessfully) to sort it out. Cheers Rod
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Anonymous
29 April 2004
Version: 2004-04-28
This update brought my 5GB iPod back to life. For the past year and a half it would not run unless plugged in to a power source - nor would it mount, and usually the finder would freeze. I did a RESET selection on the Updater and now it mounts, it has run on its battery for 4 hours straight. As icing on the cake, since the playlist I had used has grown to over 5GB, iTunes (4.5) created a playlist that would fit - instead of just telling me there was not enough room. And it is a very good mix of music in the playlist. Life can be very good.
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Anonymous
29 April 2004
Version: 2004-04-28
It sucks that they're not supporting Apple lossless for the more venerable iPods, but the update worked fine for me.
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Iainmacmillan
29 April 2004
Version: 2004-04-28
iPod doesn't show up in iTunes - have to the app and restart. nice work, apple
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Anonymous
28 April 2004
Version: 2004-04-28
the new lossless format only works with Gen 3 iPods:-(
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SEU
28 April 2004
Version: 2004-04-28
My iPod is now frozen. Can't get it to turn off; can't get it to do anything.
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Anonymous
28 April 2004
Version: 2004-04-28
Dialog Box appears, but doesn't seem to recognise IPOD correctly Name, Serial No, S/W Version and Capacity all show N/A Update button is not highlighted, but Restore button is
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Anonymous
28 April 2004
Version: 2004-04-28
No problems at all, and it works great with the new lossess format.
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Anonymous
28 April 2004
Version: 2004-04-28
Gets a quarter of a way through then hangs... reset better work or I'm f*cked. My suggestion is to hold off for a few days.....
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