The first iPod software update has just been released by Apple for the new iPod line. It tackles many of the performance-related issues that have been noted since its release.
Apparently, the revamped iPod line, including both the iPod nano and the iPod classic, suffered from sluggish performance. When moving between various screens, the iPod would hesitate occasionally. Cover Flow, whilst cool, was a less-than-speedy experience.
With the iPod Update 1.0.1 for both the nano the classic, the problem appears to have been addressed or at least arrested.
Although the new iPods' interface remains slower than on the fifth-generation iPods and second-generation nanos, the longest hesitations and delays when attempting to move through menus with the Click Wheel appear to be gone. The updated iPods are still poky when moving to and from Cover Flow, and one must allow for "spin-up" time on the classic when that model's hard drive has spun down.
To get iPod Update 1.0.1, you need to plug your iPod into your computer. From there, select the iPod from iTunes' Source list, and click "Check For Update" in the Summary tab.
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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.