iPod Updater 2005-02-22 Now Available on Software Update

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    parrothead

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    Apple Releases new iPod software

    I found on VersionTracker this morning that Apple has released updated iPod software. I did a quick look over of the news and 1st page rumors sections and didn't see it, so I thought I would post it here.

    From VT: iPod Updater 2005-02-22 includes new iPod mini Software 1.3 for iPod mini, new iPod Software 2.3 for iPod with dock connector, new iPod shuffle Software 1.1 for iPod shuffle, and new iPod Software 1.5 for iPod with touch wheel or scroll wheel. iPod Updater 2005-02-22 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2005-01-11 for all other iPod models.


    I am super excited, as I have a 3G iPod and now I can access the shuffle option from the front menu, just like the newer iPods.
     
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    Ja Di ksw

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    Awesome, thanks for the info, I would have missed it. Downloading and installing it now.
     
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    This is a pleasant surprise since i looked for it already today and didn't see anything.
     
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    clayj

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    The details:
     
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    Yay for shuffle on my 3G! My 4G toting friend always made fun of me :( .
     
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    Mudbug

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    what other models are there?

    (happy to get shuffle on my 3g) :)
     
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    ASP272

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    No update for my 4g model? That sucks! Oh well.
     
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    Photo?
     
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    This seems to be a change of ways for Apple - Updating software on the older iPods... Although it is only a change in the menu interface, I still greatly appreciate it. thanks Apple!
     
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    YES MY 3RD GEN HAS THE FUNCTIONS OF THE 4TH GEN YES YES YES!!!!! shuffle on the main menu!!!! :D :D


    EVEN THE FIRST MODLES FROM 4 YEARS AGO GET THE UPDATES!!! WOOT! apple really cares about there customers ;)
     
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    great move, i like the 18hrs of batter life, that seems to be the biggest complaint by most people
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    1.3 for the mini... hmmm... am I at 1.2...?

    Edit: Yes, was at 1.2... maybe this will bring better battery life to my aging mini (one year old in a few days)... :D
     
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    Blackheart

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    Does anyone else have a 3G where the Shuffle on the main menu actually showed up?
     
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    Woohoo, my 2G iPod gets an update! Even if it isn't anything major, at least it's something!
     
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    Just installing mine now... but check the settings maybe? You probably have to turn it on to show up in the main menu.
     
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    stcanard

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    It's disabled by default. You have to go into menu settings and turn it on.

    Now, can somebody tell me how it actually works? I expected it to be a toggle: "shuffle", "don't suffle", but when I press it the iPod just starts playing something.

    Is this something the last playlist I had selected? Is it the entire library? I'm not quite certain how this works!

    Also, has anybody else noticed the "Import Photos" menu item that's been added? I can't get it to do anything right now. Inquiring minds want to know...
     
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    Blackheart

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    Yup, thanks! It's a setting. To turn it on, go to:

    Settings -> Main Menu -> Shuffle Songs

    and switch to On
     
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    Someone on iPodlounge said that not only did it add "Shuffle" and "Music" on the main menu to the 3G iPods, but multiple On-The-Go Playlists?

    Can anyone verify, was the guy crazy, and how do you even do that with the new iPods anyway?
     
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    Still looking for ical to do list support on 2G, oh well
     
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    Yeah it shuffles your whole library and starts playing. It does not just turn shuffle on or off. Still have to do that in the setting menu.

    As for that photo import feature, I saw that too. Maybe Apple's new photo connector will work for all iPods? Or it was accidently left in this version of the software after they copied some code from a photo ipod maybe?

    Anyone with an original iPod use the update and get that import photo setting?
     
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    I think it shuffles songs out of your entire library. To change the iPod to play randomly out of playlists or albums that you play from, there is another setting.

    Hmmm... "Photo Import"... I wonder if non-photo iPods will be able to use the new device :confused:

    In regards to "Voice Memos", does anyone with a 3rd party voice recorder know if that's what it's for?
     
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    I did the update but then my wifes iPod was unaccessable from iTunes. No drag and drop etc. What gives? Do I need to reboot?
     
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    YES!!! You can now save playlists on the 3G iPod!! Make a playlist and then at the very bottom of the list you can save it or clear it! :D
     
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    Check the iPod setting within iTunes while the iPod is connected. Maybe it defaulted to syncing instead of manual management of music.
     
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    Hopefully this will solve the problems with the iPod Shuffle when being used between Windows and OSX. Updates don’t mean much to me as long as they provide greater stability and/or increase function.
     

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