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Mac/Windows: iPod Updater 2004-08-06 released

iPod Updater 2004-08-06 supports all models of iPod and iPod mini. This update includes the latest available software for each model of iPod or iPod mini.

Download and install the iPod Updater 2004-08-06 then connect your iPod or iPod mini to yor computer. The iPod Updater will automatically determine if an update is required.

What’s new in this version:

New Updates for Click Wheel iPods

  • Improved connectivity with some FireWire cards using the VIA chipset

  • Improved connectivity with FireWire hubs, and with 4-pin FireWire ports

  • Improved power management

  • Improved performance with the optional external battery pack

  • Removing headphones while the hold switch is on no longer wakes iPod

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    They’ll probably get to it eventually.  It’s just that they want to get the 4G’s fixed as soon as they can so they don’t scare away buyers.

    Posted by Tyler on August 13, 2004 at 1:38 AM (CDT)


    Isn´t there any hacker out there who is capable of making the changes done in the 4G work with the 3G pods? Is it that complicated?

    Posted by Manolo on August 13, 2004 at 1:41 AM (CDT)


    Well let me just share my 2 cents on this new update….
    I just finished installing the new update and though it DID fix the compatability with my VIA chip firewire card and it doesnt freeze it now is just really, really slow. I hooked up my G4 iPod via my firewire card expecting the music to fly by just like it did with my previouse (returned) G3 iPod. But it didnt. It was twice as slow as my USB 2.0 connection. So im back on my USB connection. I dont even know why I tried if doint via USB was a decent enough way to transfer my music.
    And to those complaining about no updates to the G3 iPod let me point this out: At this point in time those 3G iPods are working 20 times better than the 4G iPods. So maybe it is a good thing that apple hasnt updated anything on your 3Gs because maybe you guys might start facing some of the head-achs we are facing.
    Think about it..
    Heck, think diffrent.
    PS: count me in with that harddrive problem - i just heard the static in my headphones between songs (40 gig). :(

    Posted by djJASMAN in California on August 13, 2004 at 2:07 AM (CDT)


    newbie, a firmware update shouldn’t touch anything on your iPod’s hard drive. Should be safe to upgrade.

    Posted by Dan on August 13, 2004 at 2:25 AM (CDT)


    Has anyone experience the same problems as mine on a 4G iPod?
    Really getting a bit worried about the whole thing.

    Posted by iXXX User on August 13, 2004 at 2:37 AM (CDT)


    The 4G has completely different hardware, that’s why you can’t get “improved power management” and this other new stuff on your 3G. Believe it or not, all manuf’s do this. Also, when I had my 3G I had 0 problems, so there was really no need for a firmware update for the 3G.

    Posted by aviationwiz on August 13, 2004 at 2:40 AM (CDT)


    Does anyone know what they mean by improved power managements?

    Posted by Jin on August 13, 2004 at 3:14 AM (CDT)


    To newbie: Update, updates the iPod OS on Partition One. Whereas your Music resides on Partition Two. So just doing the Update will not touch Partiton Two. Now by contrast if you would choose to Restore, that would be bad! Restore will do just that it’ll restore your iPod back to the current OS of your choise. Formating both Partitions of the iPod, thuss loosing your Music!

    BTW getting back on Topic about this faux Update. The way I see it this is the exact same Update as the one Apple released last Month 3.0.1 (for 4G) 2.2 (for 3G) 1.4 (for 1G & 2G) and 1.1 (for Mini). Even if the VIA Firewire fix is new. How would I be able to do an Update to 3.0.1 if I was allready running 3.0.1 from the 15.07.2004 iPod OS Updater, without having to resort to uesing the Restore feature?

    Wouldn’t it have been better to call this update someting like 3.0.2??? If this were actualy an Update???

    Posted by Ichijoe on August 13, 2004 at 3:49 AM (CDT)


    “The 4G has completely different hardware, that’s why you can’t get “improved power management” and this other new stuff on your 3G.”

    While I agree with this statement about the improved management features, I think it would be entirely possible to update the firmware with things like the shuffle on the main menu, I use shuffle all the time but I also listen to comedy routines and audio books at work where I have to turn shuffle off to get them to play in order, while it is not horrible to go through the menu, I wouldn’t mind having the item on the main menu, I would think this would be an easy fix for apple to do, also, I wouldn’t mind them fixing the problem with large files and the battery drain associated with them.

    Posted by whoever on August 13, 2004 at 4:40 AM (CDT)


    As someone on a dial up connection is there any way to update my 4G without downloding 23MB every single time ?

    I appreciate that they are trying to fix things but I’m not seeing anything in this update that makes the Ipod “greater”

    Posted by Felix T Cat on August 13, 2004 at 5:44 AM (CDT)


    Are you retarded Felix?  That made me laugh

    Posted by Uh OK on August 13, 2004 at 5:59 AM (CDT)


    Apple suck big time!

    £400 for an obselete unfinished iPod!

    The least they can do is issue a statement explaining there decision and the reasons behind it.

    Greg Joswiak is an arse!

    Posted by Alfonzo on August 13, 2004 at 6:05 AM (CDT)


    As a 3g owner the only way I found out that the “new” update did absolutely nothing was to download 27.7 mbytes of rubbish. I don’t recall seeing anything that said if you’ve got a 3g and the 28-04-08 update then don’t bother. (The 15-7-04 update didn’t do anything new either!).
    It seems the updates are required to “fix” the 4g. I’ll stay with my 3g for now

    Posted by Miner in Australia on August 13, 2004 at 6:14 AM (CDT)


    I haven’t updated my g3 ipod since 2.0.1, so I’m not sure if the ‘new’ battery indicator look, and the new ‘music quiz’ game is part of the new update, or the one prior. I haven’t used it enough yet to determine anything about battery life.

    Posted by eikys on August 13, 2004 at 7:01 AM (CDT)


    What is the problem with the 4G, I don’t have any problems with mine.

    Posted by squirrelly on August 13, 2004 at 7:43 AM (CDT)


    FIX compilations in Itunes not showing up on the Ipod already.. ahhh!

    Posted by Soup on August 13, 2004 at 8:46 AM (CDT)


    squirrelly - well my 4G is well and truly dead - doesn’t turn on - LCD displays absolutely nada.  It’s not on ‘hold’ or ‘asleep’ as far as I can see - nor has it drained it’s battery (was fully charged not too long ago).  neither the charger nor connection via firewire to a PB are able to bring it back to life.  oh and nope - ‘play/pause + menu’ don’t work either…
    taking it back to the local apple service centre (after a whole debacle re: the rather badly scratched front surface that the ipod shipped with - where I was accused of deliberately damaging my ipod, I’m not holding out too much hope.  Apple tech support aren’t much help either - and the shop that sold me the ipod definitely doesn’t want to know.  I’m guessing I’ve just sent nearly 400 bucks down the drain…)


    Posted by iXXX user on August 13, 2004 at 10:44 AM (CDT)


    Apple are turning into Microsoft fast!

    They give not one shit for their customers. Anyone returning an almost new £400 gadget on the basis of an undeniable fault should reasonably expect a brand new replacement IMMEDIATLEY!

    Not to bre palmed off with a refurb that they have to wait weeks for.


    Posted by Bother on August 13, 2004 at 11:50 AM (CDT)



    All 4G’s, unless you opened it for some odd reason, are still in warrenty, Call Apple, tell em, your problem, they will ask you to go through some crap that won’t work, then they will give you a website where you can file a service request. If I’m correct, they pay shipping, both ways.

    Posted by aviationwiz on August 13, 2004 at 11:51 AM (CDT)


    According to iPod there are some minor “improvements” to the 2G and 3G models read here:

    Posted by mictlan on August 13, 2004 at 12:31 PM (CDT)

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