updated 04:55 pm EDT, Mon September 28, 2009
Update available for latest 160GB models
Apple has released a firmware update, v2.0.3, for the latest 160GB iPod classic. The update adds support for Genius Mixes, the iTunes feature that automatically creates playlists. Tracks are analyzed and combined into several genre-based mixes that can be listened to via iTunes or directly from the iPod.
The v2.0.3 firmware appears to be limited to the 160GB Classic released this year, according to several posts on Apple's support forums. It remains unclear if the company plans to extend the firmware update to the 160GB model released in 2007 or the 120GB variant launched last year.
Users can download the latest firmware by connecting the iPod to a computer and running the "check for updates" function in iTunes.