I've been long annoyed at Apple for a particular issue with iPods: the volume resets to max when the iPod resets or restarts. This is very annoying. The new update is supposed to let you set a personal max, and allow parents to set a max for a child's iPod to prevent hearing damage. I know many younger people use poor choice as to how loud they listen to music. A brother in law likes his headphones so loud they can be heard 2 rooms away. That is stupidly loud, and harmful. Unfortunatly that is with a portable CD player. This new update is a good step, and any kid who thinks their parents are being unfair to set the max lower really needs to think about the level they listen to music at. One doctor I've seen interviewed stated it best: if you can't carry on a conversation with someone while listening to your headphones, then they are too loud.