A bug has been found which freezes your iPod (hard drive keeps spinning) and requires a hard reset to fix on the Spore Origins release for iPod.  According to iLounge, this bug takes place on the loading screen of the game, and only affects iPods with the 1.0.x and 1.1.x software.  They have tested the game using 1.1.2 and they do not have any troubles running that.

Lockup bug hits EA iPod game Spore Origins