Reader Omar K. sent this in:
"An iPod Updater with support for new features such as Sound Check, Audible, and calendar will be available in early August."
I'm guessing this will be v1.2 or something. Damn..august is miles away...
Reader "Neil" sends in confirmation from the Expo floor:
according to the guys at the apple booth, the firmware will be out … couple of days [in] to the first week in august. the remote looks so much sweeter in person. silver shinny face plat[e] like the back of the iPod, and the clip on the back is white plastic like the front of the iPod. the firewire port cover is a great idea, [wish] my original 5 gigger had it.