Halfbrick Studios has recently updated Fruit Ninja and Fruit Ninja HD, adding a new fruit, new music, and various other tweaks and improvements.

The new fruit is a pomegranate, and players must slice it continually until it bursts apart, scoring points as they go. Furthermore, Halfbrick has added new music to the game – a “relaxing musical score” for the Dojo mode – and friends’ all-time best scores can now be viewed on one screen. Minor tweaks have also been made to the Arcade mode, meaning it’s now better than ever.

Currently, Fruit Ninja (iPhone and iPod touch) is available to download for $0.99, while Fruit Ninja HD (iPad) is available for $2.99. Both paid versions of the application have received the update (1.7 and 1.3).

Check out the latest version of Fruit Ninja and Fruit Ninja HD, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.