Apple releases iPod Updater 2005-10-12

Apple today released iPod Updater 2005-10-12 which includes new iPod Software 1.0 for new video-capable iPod. iPod Updater 2005-10-12 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2005-09-23 for all other iPod models.

System Requirements for Macinstosh
To install and use iPod Software 1.0 for iPod, you need:
– An iPod
– A Macintosh computer with built-in USB (USB 2.0 recommended)
– Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later
– iTunes 6 or later (included on the CD)
– iPhoto 4.0.3 or later recommended

Note: iTunes versions earlier than 6 are supported for music, photo and podcast syncing only and will not sync videos properly with iPod.

System Requirements for Windows
To install and use iPod Software 1.0 for iPod, you need:
– An iPod
– A PC with a USB port or card (USB 2.0 recommended)
– Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
– iTunes 6 or later
– Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 or Elements 3.0

More info and download link (37.8MB) here.

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Related articles:
Apple unveils new 5th generation iPod, now plays music, photos, and video – October 12, 2005
Apple releases iPod Updater 2005-09-23 – September 22, 2005


  1. Just what I’ve been waiting for… another reminder of how quickly I’m being left behind with my 3rd Gen iPod.

    MW: although – Although I have an iPod I’m not going to be playing any video anytime soon!

  2. 3rd Gen – gimme a break. I am also a 3rd Gen owner. Owning a 2 year old electronic device usually means that it keeps the same features that you bought it with, ie. it still holds the same amount of music, still plays all of that music the same way…

    If you need to display photos, play videos, a stopwatch, a bigger screen, a smaller ipod…all of those options are now available to you

  3. oh you guys complaining about your third gens kill me.

    i still use (and love might i add) my original 1st gen 5 gig. bought the first day i could get my hands on one, for the low low price of 400 bucks.

    but yes i am going to retire the brick and get a 60 gig 5th gen. which i will also be spending 400 bucks on. funny how much technology grows, and i still end up spending the same amount.

  4. I love all the people moaning that it takes a long time to rip all their dvd’s (illegally) to their iPod and that all the (illegal) tv shows they’ve obtained from p2p networks etc similarly take a long time to encode. It’s video for f’s sake, it takes time.

    I encoded some music videos from a bonus dvd I got with an album and each one took about an hour on a g4 powerbook in h.264 at dvd resolution.

  5. Why are people being left behind with the 3g iPod? I bought one of those, and its still beautiful. Then along came the iPod Photo and I bought one of those too. The shuffle – likewise. Nano? Just took delivery on Monday. Video iPod – already ordered and expected next week. There’s no law against how many iPods you can own, so stop moaning about owning an old one.

  6. Oh give me a break. I’ve got a 3rd generation ipod and aside from the limited battery use it is far from obsolete.

    1. It’s for music.

    2. Watching video on a screen that small, maybe for some people but not for me.

    3. Paying for music videos or tv…not bloody likely.

    Look, if you want these options that’s cool, but I bought an ipod for the music. In Australia we still don’t have access to ITMS. However I do have access to the store but the “near cd quality” is NOT cd quality so I choose not to muck around with DRM sub standard music quality. And that’s my choice and my choice alone.

    The concept of an ipod with video capability is not even two weeks old. It’s got a long way to go before it’s acceptable to the mainstream public and that means content, content and a lot more content. So get a reality check.

    Your ipod is still relevant. Next thing you’re going to tell me that the underwear you bought last month is no longer new. So what…it still does the job doesn’t it?

  7. I agree that older iPods aren’t obsolete. But Apple could surely update them to include some of the newer software features like being able to display lyrics, and the padlock!

    I have a 20GB click-wheel ipod, which isn’t much more than a year old. Apple seem to be stopping adding these kinds of features to older models. They did add podcasts though, which really would have been something to moan about if they hadn’t! But come on Apple it can’t be that hard to add these tiny extra features! You’re just being selfish and wanting people to shed out extra money for new models, just so they can get a few extra bits of software built in!

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