In support of the release of the podcast-capable iTunes 4.9 software, Apple has released new iPod software.

This is available through software update and also for download from Apple's Web site. The new software appears designed to support the new podcast capabilities of iTunes.

Apple explains: "iPod software update 2005-06-26 delivers iPod Software 1.2 for iPod with colour display, iPod mini Software 1.4 for iPod mini and iPod Software 3.1 for iPod with Click Wheel Integration with iTunes 4.9 for downloading and listening to podcasts."