Whether you’re using a first-generation MacBook Air with a teeny 64GB drive or you have a drive full of media, you need every byte of hard-drive space. If you use an iPod or an iPhone, there may be an easy way to recoup some room.
When Apple’s iTunes downloads and installs software updates for connected iPods and iPhones, it keeps a copy of each update on the hard drive. Over time, you can build up quite the collection – on our Mac Pro, there are seven iPod and 13 iPhone updates, altogether consuming more than 2GB of space.
To find these files, navigate to youruserfolder/Library/iTunes. There you’ll see (depending on which devices you use) folders named iPod Software Updates and iPhone Software Updates. Go ahead and remove these folders – odds are you won’t use these files again.