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

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, August 12, 2004
News Categories: iPod

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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    Comments

    41

    I did the updater through my firewire port on my 4g ipod and got a message saying i had a disk write error, and the ipod would not work, just showed a folder icon on the screen. tried reseting it but nothing. managed to fix it by connecting it via usb 1.0 and having to restore the damn thing.
    anybody else have this problem? anybody know what could be causing the problem?

    Posted by Kasim on August 13, 2004 at 9:39 AM (PDT)

    42

    yes they’re shitting on us. the “new hardware” excuse is going to be refuted if the ipodlinux team is gracious enough to put a lot of work in to develop a decent alternative

    Posted by hamp on August 13, 2004 at 9:49 AM (PDT)

    43

    Any ‘improvements’ from this update for 3g iPods and earlier probably include removing the ability to play music downloaded from the Realplayer Music Store.  Just a guess, but this is Apple.

    Posted by Zappa on August 13, 2004 at 10:11 AM (PDT)

    44

    I AGREE WITH ALL OF YOU !!!

    My 3G is the last Apple’s product.
    I closed with Apple.

    Posted by ForgotConsumer on August 13, 2004 at 10:31 AM (PDT)

    45

    c’mon geeks - get a life - the 3g’s work well - they are leagues ahead of everything else, they do what they promised - buy a 4g if you want the new features…nothing is free…is your cell phone updated for free? - no - I plan on buying a new phone every year and a new ipod when they come out - sell the old unit on ebay and chalk it up to being in the tech game…

    Posted by Glen in fort lauderdale on August 13, 2004 at 11:06 AM (PDT)

    46

    wtf mates?

    my 3g still works.. you guys are nuts

    Posted by jr on August 13, 2004 at 11:15 AM (PDT)

    47

    After reading this thread I can’t believe how many selfish annoying brats come here (no offense to most of you).  You whine about how your 3G is no longer the best, well get over it.  You can’t expect a company to update a product forever.  I spent and extra 350 to get a new 4G when I had a perfectly working 3G because I wanted to.  It’s ridiculous of you guys to expect a brand new iPod for free.  Get a life and don’t waste our time with your whining.  Some of you guys piss me off.  Read the 2 posts above me, get a life, and go outside…

    Posted by Taavi on August 13, 2004 at 11:48 AM (PDT)

    48

    Wow, I really cannot believe some of you.  “Waah, Apple won’t update my 3G iPod” or “I HATE APPLE BECAUSE THEY UPDATED THEIR NEWEST PRODUCT AND NOT MINE”.  First off, chill the heck out; there aren’t that many new features anyway, other than those that only hardware can provide.  Second, new hardware is exactly the reason why Apple moved the OS up a full version number.  Third, what do you think Apple did to 1G and 2G iPod owners when the 3G was released?  Yes, they too got the short end of the stick…As a former 1G iPod owner, I recall how I was kind of in the dumps when the 3G was released (“What, they get to customize their Main Menu, rate songs on-the-fly, and make on-the-go playlists?!?!?!?!  This sucks!”).  However…  When Apple introduced the iTunes Music Store, they did make an update available for 1G and 2G iPods so that FairPlay AAC audio would work quite nicely on them.  If you look at it in perspective, you get this:  Apple, and any other company for that matter, needs to “shaft” owners of a previous incarnation of a product in order to sell a new version to not only new buyers, but old ones as well.  In contrast to Apple’s iPod software update history, when there’s a feature added to the new iPods that prevents those users from using iTunes or the iTMS (as I said before), Apple came through and delivered the features that mattered.

    Okay, anyway…enough of that.  Just sayin’ that ya gotta put things in perspective, that’s all.  Apple will come and get you if there’s something worth updating grin.

    Posted by Joe Kohlmann on August 13, 2004 at 12:27 PM (PDT)

    49

    Haha, Taavi beat me to it.  Some minds rant alike, I guess tongue laugh.

    Posted by Joe Kohlmann on August 13, 2004 at 12:29 PM (PDT)

    50

    The 3G works just fine, however i would expect Apple as a market leader and as a company that want to keep their market share(50%) to support the most selling iPod model of all times, and to provide a constant update to a nearly perfect gadget.
    They can fix a lot with a simple firmware update and it is a shame that they don’t.
    To be honest i would expect them better, i ll’ guess i ll’ think twice the next time i wanna buy an iPod.

    Posted by Yarin on August 13, 2004 at 12:38 PM (PDT)

    51

    Don’t feel bad y’all…I’m still waiting for Ford to install the updates for my Model T.  There’s no reason it shouldn’t have a V8, power windows and AC.

    Posted by Gramps on August 13, 2004 at 12:41 PM (PDT)

    52

    i don’t care about stupid new features. i just want some of the bugs worked out of my 3g. that’s all. just a simple little firmware update. we’ve been asking for this long before the 4gs ever came along.

    so whatever. maybe this makes me a whiney little #####.

    Posted by travis on August 13, 2004 at 1:19 PM (PDT)

    53

    If a buy a computer and get free updates for and outdated OS, why souldn’t I get firmware for my iPod?

    Posted by Variant on August 13, 2004 at 1:23 PM (PDT)

    54

    to the post above - you start out saying the 3g works fine but they can fix a lot by doing a simple firmware update…you must be a democrat…wanting to be taken care of..buck up and dump oyur apple on ebay and go buy some other brand - I’m sure they’ll update you…YEAH RIGHT…

    Posted by Glen in fort lauderdale on August 13, 2004 at 1:40 PM (PDT)

    55

    guys i just arrived at the conclusion that iPod is a nice and stupid gadget. The sound is opaque and not good as expected.

    Try to hear the same song with the same headphones with iTunes in you computers…

    Thousands of light-years of difference !

    My old sony-walkman is better.

    I think I’m gonna to iRiver or wait for a better product.

    Posted by ForgottenConsumer on August 13, 2004 at 1:49 PM (PDT)

    56

    So has anyone had any problems installing the new update for the 4G iPod? I just got it a few hours ago and I don’t wanna take advantage of my warrenty now since I’m going on vacation in a week :p.

    Posted by edeab220 in South NJ on August 13, 2004 at 4:59 PM (PDT)

    57

    I enjoy seeing arguements like this, it reminds me again of when the SAME Thing happened when the 3rd gens came out. 

    1- Apple, tho not required to, should still upgrade their machines well beyond the warenty.  PC manufacturers will upgrade BIOS, drivers, etc for YEARS afterwards, even when the device is way out of production.  They do this for a little thing called customer service.

    2- Apple has a habit, since the Apple II/Mac scandle, of ignoring those without the latest and the greatest.  Apple fans seem to ignore this, while people used to PC’s do not like being forgotten for nto shelling out 400 bucks every year or so.

    3- I have a gen2, which i am very happy with, but apple’s policies with customer service have left me with a bad taste in my mouth.  Remember apple, if you hadnt tried to make me pay 31.75 just so you could look at a defect with my ipod, INSIDE of the warrenty, i would be typing this on a PowerBook instead of an Inspiron.

    4-The car parellel has nothing to do with this.  Most software companies will offer upgrades long past the last sale, because it keeps the customer happy!

    Posted by KeaneE04 on August 13, 2004 at 7:54 PM (PDT)

    58

    man, all the crying. first off why fix something if it’s not broken- to all the whining g3 users. second i’ve had a problem with my 4g ipod, i got it replaced WITH NO HASSLE at my local apple store. if one employee at your store is a dick go to a diff location. as for all you apple haters out there, go buy a dell mp3 player and see how well that works out. better yet try to get tech support or service from dell. apple is a great customer oriented company- i mean you can’t expect them to bend over backwards in every situation- there is this thing called making a profit you know.

    Posted by greg b on August 13, 2004 at 8:38 PM (PDT)

    59

    Well after reading some of the silly rants above I guess I should ring BMW and see whether they will release a free update to change my ‘04 to an ‘05 next year.
    Boy will I be pissed if they don’t. I will never buy another BMW again!!!!
    Get real people!!

    Posted by Rick on August 13, 2004 at 8:45 PM (PDT)

    60

    regarding the comments from 3g users:-
    I should point out that actually my 1G is still working (ok it’s a little sluggish - and the battery life is no-existent - but the main thing is that these things still function for the most part the way they were intended when sold - which I assume is why you paid your money in the first place?) 
    I didn’t really feel at all cheated when the 2g and 3g came along - I got a lot of use and enjoyment out of my good ‘ol 5gb ipod - def. no regrets.  However my move to the 4g came about due to need for more disk space (and not having previously had enough funds for a 2g or 3g)...no doubt a 5g will be along next year…

    Posted by iXXX user on August 14, 2004 at 1:33 AM (PDT)

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