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iPod 1.2.6 Update Fixes Battery Drain

For several months, many iPod owners have reported dramatic decreases in battery charge, minimizing the music player’s vaunted 10-hour playing ability. Now, Apple has released iPod 1.2.6 Software Update, which more accurately gauges the battery charge so the iPod does not prematurely shut down. Apple claims that the update offers longer standby time for all iPods and increases playback time on scroll-wheel models. Separate updaters are available for Mac OS X (5.2 MB), Mac OS 9 (6.2 MB), and Windows (12.6 MB).

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