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“iPod 2.0.1 Software: A Closer Look at What’s Fixed”

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Friday, June 20, 2003
News Categories: iPod

The Macintosh iLife” author Jim Heid takes a closer look at iPod Software 2.0.1 and its eight improvements.

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1

Might want to change the link on the home page. It goes to the ‘About’ section, not the article. The 2.0.1 closer look is actually here: http://www.macilife.com/

Posted by Chris on June 20, 2003 at 9:50 AM (PDT)

2

In the article, I noticed this as being a “fix”:

“Improved handling of MP3 VBR songs.”

Unfortunately, I see this as a problem for 1st/2nd-gen iPods as well.  There are some songs I simply cannot play.  However, I’m holding out hope that this gets fixed in a future firmware version.  Oh well.

Posted by Jstalilwyrd in California on June 20, 2003 at 1:42 PM (PDT)

3

It’s worth noting that the online petition asking Apple to update the firmware for first and second generation iPods has now passed the 3500 signature mark.  Owners of first and second generation iPods who haven’t yet signed the petition can do so here: http://www.petitiononline.com/ipoduser/petition.html

Posted by WindozeBloze in New York on June 20, 2003 at 6:24 PM (PDT)

4

It also seems that the recording feature is also gone. This is a pity, considering that many of us had expected Apple to move ahead with this feature, possibly including a record to MP3 feature, not backwards.

Posted by sraphim on June 21, 2003 at 4:49 AM (PDT)

5

When downloading the iPod update, you are given the choice to “update” or “restore.”  I opted for update, which appears to have loaded successfully.  However, it appears the window for the download will not close unless I also choose “restore.”  I am reluctant to “restore,” because it erases all current content.  Are we required to “restore” in order for the download to be complete?  And if we restore, will the current content be reloaded from iTunes after putting the iPod back in its dock?  ( I have the 30 GB version, which comes with a dock.)  Any help here would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Posted by mreedy on June 21, 2003 at 7:17 AM (PDT)

6

i dun think we have to do the restore to be able to update.  However, i dunno how to fix the problem :( I Just hit the update button, and it automatically work. But one thing for sure that u dun have to hit the restore button.

Posted by tk on June 22, 2003 at 11:01 PM (PDT)

7

When you press [Restore] you are rewarded with an invigorating light show, I was suprised that Apple cared.

Posted by twdldee on July 3, 2003 at 11:36 PM (PDT)

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