Apple has released new iPod software for the iPod shuffle.

iPod Updater 2005-11-17 includes new iPod Software 1.1.3 for iPod shuffle. Otherwise the release contains identical software versions as iPod Updater 2005-10-12 for all other iPods.

The company says the software furnishes "bug fixes" for its entry-level music player. iTunes 4.7.1 or later is required.

The software is available through Software Update or for direct download from the company.