Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 74.4MB
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 8.2.1 / 03/18/2009
Apple iPod USB drivers are manufactured by Apple Inc. for use with Apple manufactured iPods and other iPod compatible devices. These include devices such as the iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPhone and the iPod Classic. The drivers are issued with the respective iPod and can also be downloaded from the manufacturer's website. The Apple iPod USB connection enables the user to transfer music and data from a PC, laptop or Macintosh device. The user is also able to synchronize their Apple iPod with installed programs on the computer (such as media players) giving them the ability to control their computer's music through their iPod.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The Apple iPod USB driver is integrated with an auto-firmware upgrade feature which detects and installs the latest software update for the Apple iPod USB device hence improving performance. The driver performs accessory protocol tasks which involve hosting operating system related platforms to maintain signal transfer between the computer and the iPod device. USB technology assures the user of fast data transfer speeds of up to 12Mbit/s (for USB 1.1 devices), and up to 480Mbit/s for high speed data transfers (for USB 2.0 devices). The iPod device is also incorporated with other application supporting features such as a remote control function (which enables the user to control other compatible devices using the iPod) and digital audio features (which assures the user of a clear, high quality, sound output, with surround sound capability, when connected to Apple approved external speakers). It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Apple iPod USB Driver errors before installing any driver updates.