Gapless playback finally arrives

Apple has released a new firmware update for 5G iPods. The new update adds support for games downloaded from Apple's iTunes music store and more importantly, it adds support for gapless playback -- no more 1-2 second pauses between songs. Fast scrolling through your library will also bring up a capitalized letter in the middle of the screen to indicate what section of the alphabet you’re flying past (Microsoft’s Zune players implement a similar feature). There is also a new option under "Settings" to adjust the screen brightness.

To get the update, simply download and install iTunes 7 and the integrated iPod updater will install the firmware update for you.

"So, I think the same thing of the music industry. They can't say that they're losing money, you know what I'm saying. They just probably don't have the same surplus that they had." -- Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA
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