Following the release of iPod nano 4G Software Update 1.0.3, it has been revealed that owners of an iPod classic 120GB also have new software to install. The 58MB package is only available by connecting your classic iPod to iTunes. The release adds support for upcoming Apple products, and, additionally, includes fixes for a few issues discovered in earlier versions of the iPod classic software.
iPod Software Update 2.0.1 for the 120GB iPod classic is available via the update feature in iTunes. The update only works with the 120GB classic (the latest version). The previous 80GB and 160GB models will not recognize the new software, which adds support for Apple’s upcoming In-Ear Headphones and Earphones with Remote and Mic. The update also fixes a bug with saving Genius playlists. Other minor bug fixes are also included in the release, according to Apple. Support for the company’s new earphones has also been added to the iPod nano fourth-generation.
The first new stereo headset, introduced by Steve Jobs at the September 9 event, was a model that shipped with “this little thing,” which sat on the cable, according to Apple's CEO. The “thing” sports volume controls, and a mic that can be used with the new recording application in the new 4G nano. The controls also let you play, pause, or skip to the next or previous song through multiple clicks. Best of all, the new headset costs just $29!
A second set of headphones announced by Jobs, featuring the same “Remote and Mic,” as Apple advertised it, is “engineered for superior acoustic accuracy, balance, and clarity.” This was achieved through two separate high-performance drivers — a woofer that handles bass and mid-range sounds, and a tweeter, for high-frequency sounds, the company says.
The in-ear headphones also ship with three different sizes of ear tips. Apple notes that, despite all these features, its biggest breakthrough with the new in-ear headphones is the price - just $79. The remote and mic are only supported by iPod nano (4th generation), iPod classic (120GB), and iPod touch (2nd generation). Audio is supported by all iPod models.