updated 01:10 am EDT, Wed July 16, 2008
iPod touch printer updates
Apple on Tuesday quietly unveiled the iPod touch 1.1.5 update, as well as an updated set of HP printer drivers for Mac OS X. Macworld reveals that the iPod touch update comes free for users, unlike the 2.0 update which costs $20, but doesn't appear to actually change anything on the device. Writer Christopher Breen notes that some users have found slight performance boosts, but suggests the effect could be largely placebo, since he compared side-by-side against a 1.1.4-enabled Touch, with no perceivable difference in performance.
Breen notes that to apply the iPod touch 1.1.5 update, users must connect to iTunes, and decline the paid 2.0 update. iPod touch 1.1.5 is then available for download.
HP Printer Driver 1.1 is similarly generic, in that Apple did not specifically announce what is different with the update. The driver most likely introduces support for newer models of HP printers, and is only visible if one is connected to the Mac in question.