Apple releases iPod Updater, includes iPod Photo Software 1.0

Apple today released iPod Updater 2004-10-20 which includes iPod Photo Software 1.0 for use with iPod Photo. iPod Updater 2004-10-20 also contains the same iPod software included in iPod Updater 2004-08-06 for all other iPod models.

Download and install the iPod Updater 2004-10-20 then connect your iPod, iPod Photo or iPod mini to your computer. The iPod Updater will automatically determine if an update is required.

New Updates for iPod Photo
– High-resolution, backlit color LCD display
– Browse and view photos in a 5 x 5 thumbnail view or full screen view
– Browse photo collections or view photo slideshows with music
– Improved battery life for up to 15 hours of music playback
– Up to 5 hours of photo slideshow viewing with music
– Scrolling titles during music navigation for songs, albums, and artists

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

Updates for iPod with a Dock connector and iPod mini
– Compatibility with iTunes 4.5 or later and the iTunes Music Store
– Improved playback performance
– Support for the Apple Lossless Encoder, to enable compressed music encoding at high quality

Updates for iPod without a Dock connector
– Compatibility with iTunes 4.5 or later and the iTunes Music Store
– Improved playback performance

More info and download link here.

Related MacDailyNews articles:
A closer look at Apple’s new iPod Photo features, including 15 hours of music playback – October 26, 2004
Apple releases QuickTime 6.5.2 – October 26, 2004
Apple releases iTunes 4.7 with support for iPod Photo – October 26, 2004
Apple debuts iPod Photo with color screen, holds up to 25,000 digital photos – October 26, 2004

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    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 i

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