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iPod Software 1.3 for Windows to be released

Update: Apple has since removed the ‘Windows’ button from the download page. We hope Apple posts the link soon and quick’s teasing our Windows iPod users.

It would seem that Apple is getting ready to post the long awaited iPod Software 1.3 for Windows. A ‘Windows’ button has appeared on the official iPod Software 1.3 download page, but is not yet active.

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they just removed the null Windows link :(

Posted by sk on July 17, 2003 at 4:20 PM (CDT)


The button has been removed a few minutes ago… but it looks promising for you all…

Please…, let them release 2.1 at the same time:)

Posted by RES on July 17, 2003 at 4:20 PM (CDT)


them sk, you`re quick:)

Posted by RES on July 17, 2003 at 4:21 PM (CDT)


them = damn :$

Posted by RES on July 17, 2003 at 4:22 PM (CDT)


omg about time
im hoping that now they are working for a 2.0 version for us old gen

Posted by cityhunter2501 on July 17, 2003 at 4:28 PM (CDT)


FUCKIN APPLE PISSES ME OFF. i just bought a 2nd gen windows model and those fuckers wont even let me have 1.3 let alone 2.0. and i was just about to buy a powerbook too grrrrr

Posted by Justin on July 17, 2003 at 5:08 PM (CDT)


Seems like they wont becoming out with a windows ver of 1.3….. SUCKS>...

Posted by WINDOWS on July 17, 2003 at 5:16 PM (CDT)


wow, useless news.

post the news when it’s actually valid.

not a windows button that is non-existent on apple’s homepage.


Posted by foo_foo on July 17, 2003 at 5:37 PM (CDT)


f u foo-foo…it was there for a while.  pipe down.

Posted by sk on July 17, 2003 at 6:36 PM (CDT)


yeh apple is super-duper arent they?

put up a broken link, take it down.

this article is based on nothing. it could’ve been wrong linkage by the webmaster.

Posted by foo_foo on July 17, 2003 at 7:20 PM (CDT)


Easy there, killers.

I’m pretty sure the news was ‘news’ when it was posted, but then Apple found its mistake and corrected it.

Posted by jerseyfreeze on July 17, 2003 at 8:28 PM (CDT)


hmm… is that a new update? im confused… whats ipod software 1.3?

Posted by phester on July 17, 2003 at 9:17 PM (CDT)


more like useless update… just adds support for the format used with itunes store that we can’t use yet anyway… I want on the fly playlists apple.

Posted by MusclePup on July 17, 2003 at 10:10 PM (CDT)


Yea, it’s barely an update - just adds AAC support. And I can assure you guys (from talking to someone at the Apple store) that 2.0 WILL NOT be coming out for G1/2 iPods.

Posted by percy on July 17, 2003 at 11:26 PM (CDT)


AAC is garbage.

Its not even open-source. Apple could’ve easily went with the higher-quality, smaller file size OGG. but noooo… they have to use some format that windows users probably havent even touched before. Oh well, this is apple we’re talking about.

Supposidly it fixes the battery.. again.. and adds AAC support. pfff, ipod isnt even a year old and im struggling to get it updated.. what a joke.

Posted by mAsTa on July 17, 2003 at 11:39 PM (CDT)


That’s crap - AAC whips the pants off MP3s, equals Vorbis in a number of tests, and will actually beat Vorbis at certain bitrates.

Yes, Vorbis is still in development, and it will be better than AAC one day due to the fact that AAC is now a ratified standard - but to deride the AAC codec as a worthless addition to the iPod is a bit silly.

By using AAC, I can encode my files at 128kbps as opposed to 192kbps MP3, and subsequently cram over 1000 more songs on my 20gb iPod….that’s worth a proper update.

Posted by sektah on July 18, 2003 at 12:10 AM (CDT)


Where were you all when I posted a month ago!? Go to:


It has 92 comments, the most I’ve ever seen on iPodlounge for a single post.

Why does eveyone always say that they talked to some guy at the mac store. Just like every other retail store, the sales associates know jack squat about the internals and inner workings of the company they work for. However everyone seems to treat their info as if they were named Steve Jobs. Do you honestly think that a lowly retail worker knows everything about the development of firmware for an item they don’t even sell anymore? No. I work for target and they don’t even have a system in place to tell their employees what items they will be getting in shipment. And just because I work for target doesn’t mean I’m an idiot, I was a tech/graphic designer/web designer.

Posted by zync on July 18, 2003 at 12:48 AM (CDT)


yeah right, AAC is a piece of junk. OGG Vorbis has the most promising future. Ratified standard eh? For What? MAC USERS? certainly not Windows users. The majority of video still uses mp3 compression for crying out loud. OGG would have made this player 100 times better, not some commericialized codec. I’d prefer WMA, which btw supports 5.1 now. AAC’s only strength anyone brags about is its comparison to 192 CBR mp3. i’d love to see those tests that AAC supposidly “equals” the ogg codec.

Posted by masta on July 18, 2003 at 6:55 AM (CDT)


MicroSoft just put up a link to download the Windows source code. But they took it down.

Posted by Carl Orily on July 18, 2003 at 7:47 AM (CDT)


[offtopic] in response to what zync said about target.  i too work at target and there is a system to know what is in shipment.  its just not readily available to all employees.  ask ur logistics team lead about it. [/offtopic]

Posted by Jebus on July 19, 2003 at 3:51 AM (CDT)

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