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Software: iTunes 6.0.5, QuickTime 7.1.2, iPod Updater

Over the last few days, Apple has released maintenance updates to its iTunes digital jukebox software, QuickTime media software, iPod firmware and 17-inch MacBook Pro firmware.

iTunes 6.0.5

iTunes 6.0.5 (19.8MB) allows you to sync your Nike + iPod workout data to nikeplus.com, where you can easily track your progress, set training goals, challenge others, and much more.

Users can visit the Nike Sport Music area on the iTunes Music Store to download workout mixes, Athlete Inspiration playlists, Nike podcasts, and more.

iPod Updater 2006-06-28

iPod Updater 2006-06-28 (41.8MB via Software Update) offers bug fixes along with support for Nike+iPod.

The update includes the iPod Software 1.1.2 for iPod, iPod Software 1.2 for iPod nano, and iPod Software 1.1.4 for iPod shuffle. For all other iPod models, iPod Updater 2006-06-28 contains the same software versions as iPod Updater 2006-03-23.

iPod Software 1.1.2 for iPod offers bug fixes, while iPod Software 1.2 for iPod nano includes Nike + iPod support (when used in conjunction with iTunes 6.05) and bug fixes, and iPod Software 1.1.4 for iPod shuffle adds a volume limit as well as bug fixes.

iTunes 6.0.5 or later is required to set a maximum volume limit for iPod shuffle.

QuickTime 7.1.2

QuickTime 7.1.2 (49.1MB) addresses an issue previewing iDVD projects. This update is recommended for all QuickTime 7 users.

MacBook Pro 17-inch SMC Firmware Update

MacBook Pro 17-inch SMC Firmware Update (1MB) adjusts fan behavior in the MacBook Pro 17-inch.

The updater application will be installed in the /Applications/Utilities folder and will launch automatically after restart.