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Apple posts new iPod Software Updater

updated 09:35 am EDT, Mon July 19, 2004

iPod Updater 2004-07-15

Apple has released , which includes iPod Software 3.0 for Click Wheel iPods, iPod Software 1.1 for iPod minis, iPod Software 2.2 for 3G iPods, and iPod Software 1.4 for original iPods. No new features have been added with this update, which appears to simply combine the various iPod software updates available, including the new Click Wheel, into one.




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  1. Lordx_

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Bah..

    Why is the shuffle menu feature only in the iPod 3.0 update for the 4G iPods? I don't get it. Does the 3.0 update work with older gen iPods? It seems having the ability to shuffle the songs directly from the main menu isn't a "Must Have Feature" for the 4G iPods... I hate it when apple limits stupid little features like this to only a the newest versions of the iPod.

  1. GORDYmac

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Let it go....

    We Classic iPod owners had the same argument last year.

  1. g3_brandon

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Nothing New...

    The update isn't really an update for the 1G and 2G iPods. The installer has version 1.4, which the non-dock iPods have had since iTunes 4.5.

  1. Buran

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Makes no sense

    ... to not add the button feedback and shuffle commands to the main menu in all iPods. Sometimes I can't tell when a button press was registered, press too many times, and mess things up. And c'mon... quick shuffle is such a no-brainer. It'd take only a pretty short time to do the firmware upgrade, yet they didn't. Bad karma on them!

  1. scotty321

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Bad karma indeed

    I agree with the previous posters. Those minor software changes should have been made for 3G iPod owners as well. Shame on you, Apple Computer!

  1. dav

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    g

    anybody complain when they bought their 3g ipod and it had more software features than the 2g ipod?

  1. outZider

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    hi.

    It's a consumer electronic device. They are out to make money. Life goes on, sell your 3G and get a 4G if you care so much.

  1. clf8

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Bit this time...

    So, admittedly, I disagreed with 2G iPod users who complained about not getting new software features. Actually, I don't even remember what those features were. What I do remember thinking is that there was probably a technical issue due to shortcomings of the earlier hardware.

    Of course, at this point I've got a 3G and I'm bitter because I can't get Shuffle on the main menu. I can't think of any technical reason why that isn't supported. Still love my iPod, no doubt, but it would be nice to be able to use a feature I have specifically asked Apple for at least a couple of times.

    Here's hoping that some future update will have it, but unless there's significant backlash I doubt it will. Stupid question #1, has anyone actually installed the update to see what happens?

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    OMG!

    I can't believe it! There's actually an uprising of whining over the fact that, if you want to turn on the shuffle feature of your 3G iPod, you have to do four steps vs. two. OMG! Your poor fingers! Its such a shame. Apple sucks so much!!

    Get over it, people. I first thought you were complaining that there was some new/exciting feature that Apple added to the 4Gs only (like on-the-go playlists, which I still haven't figured out the point for). But, nope, all I can tell is that shuffle songs is an option on the main menu vs an option on the extra menus. Man, next thing you know, you'll be whining that Apple changed the options for the number of seconds the backlight can be on.

    Hey, why don't you losers look at the bright side. You got more c*** (remote, carrying case, etc) with your 3G version. Those new owners will have to fork over extra for those.

  1. Buran

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Not quite like that

    If this is really such a "minor feature", as you put it, surely it's not that hard to add it to the main menu. I don't think it's unreasonable for a feature that is simple to move around to be moved around on all devices that can handle if it's such a great idea like the marketing materials make it sound like. In fact, raising a fuss that people are making perfectly fair feature requests (and I have submitted it as one to Apple) makes YOU the whiner. If you don't like the fact that people actually want improvements to something they bought that are perfectly fair to request, and have gone through the feature request mechanism, then don't make the request or don't install the update if it's made available. No one's making you do so. On the contrary, however, sending feedback to a developer directly as well as making public comments so that others will know of the issue at hand are perfectly legitimate ways to make a supplier know that user interest and/or demand exists.

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