6G iPod nano Firmware 1.1 update
Apple’s world beating media players don’t get much attention since the iPhone and, now, iPad have come on the scene. With a 70 percent market share and billions in revenue at stake, Cupertino still takes the iPod very seriously, issuing regular updates — here’s one for the 6G nano.
Apple has released the iPod nano Firmware v1.1 update for the sixth generation model, released on September 1, 2010. This particular patch allows users to control music and radio playback using the iPod’s Sleep/Wake button, removing the need to look at the touch screen to navigate music. Additionally, firmware update v1.1 lets users completely shut down the iPod, instead of just making it sleep.
To get this update, attach your 6G iPod nano to your Mac via USB, fire up iTunes and select the device in the left sidebar. Next, select the Summary tab and then click “Check for Update” — if you’re nano’s compatible, you’ll asked if you want to apply the firmware patch.
Just follow the onscreen directions and, until iTunes tells you can, do NOT disconnect the iPod or otherwise interrupt the updating process — bad things could happen.