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I hate iTunes with a passion- it violates the Unix philosophy of "a program should do one thing and do it well" in every way possible, and it has the most un-apple like design apple does. It's bloated. iTunes 10 still sucks, but it's slightly less terrible than iTunes 9. It's still no where near where it should be though- it needs to be broken down to separate apps. One for Music and Audiobooks, and maybe Podcasts, one for Movies and TV Shows, one for managing iOS apps. The iTunes store could be in all of them, I'm fine with that. I was really hoping 10 would be the redo we need for iTunes. But alas, it's not. Still, I'll use iTunes 10 for music at least. Every iTunes alternative out there- I've used them all- is just as bad or sometimes worse than iTunes, because they mimic iTunes. DoubleTwist is an example of this. Oh well.
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- 09-02-2010, 11:46 AM #36
- 09-02-2010, 01:47 PM #37
iTunes 10 is a 1
While I see the value of iTunes on multiple levels and I also can see some value in the social networking of music, I was completely disappointed when I downloaded the latest version. First of all, although only cosmetic, I do miss the color. Next, the logo is no big thing either way but at least the change is a good one. Listing the albums with cover art for me is a bit confusing. They dont always line up properly and in a way is a big distraction as I search. Finally, they have totally removed the option of making ringtones in the iTunes program from purchased songs. Although, I personally did not use it often, members of my family did and when I went to make one for them this morning, I found it no longer exists at all within the iTunes program. I called Apple and got a Senior Advisor who confirmed this. The only way to get customized ringtones is to actually make them through Garage Band. Im sure I can do this but, it is just one more way Apple is getting me to use another of their programs rather than leaving it the way it was......pretty simple, effective and easy.
- 09-02-2010, 03:36 PM #38
Reception? Mine is fine.
Proximity sensor issues? I'm good.
Yellowing pictures? Nope.
Bluetooth connectivity and/or reception issues? Nada!
And I could care less about the camera's new HDR thingy because I rarely take pictures anyway. My current jailbreak runs smooth as silk and I don't feel the need to sacrifice that for the latest iOS nor am I compelled to disrupt my current music listening habits on iTunes just because there's a newer version which is not necessarily synonymous with "better".
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- 09-02-2010, 04:48 PM #39
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- 09-02-2010, 11:44 PM #42
iTunes 10.0 seems fine so far. I like the overall monochrome look, but I'm not sure what Apple was thinking with the vertically grouped close/max/min buttons. iTunes has become Apple's test bed for future tweaks to Mac OS X itself, so maybe we'll see that in Mac OS X 10.7 (or will the next version be called 11.0?)
But one thing mystifies me. I kept going to the App Store app on my iPhone, expecting the iOS version of iTunes to also be updated with Ping etc. so I could download it and be up to date. Never happened. And yet Ping was right there in iTunes on my iPhone.
So somehow Apple must be able to remotely enable features in their apps. A previous version of iOS must have installed iTunes with Ping, waiting to spring to life at Apple's command. I'm a Mac OS X programmer but haven't done any iOS apps yet, so if this is a basic feature of iOS apps, never mind...
- 09-03-2010, 07:55 AM #43iMore Beginner
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iTunes interface in iOS as well as AppStore is web based not on the phone. Therefore adding Ping into iTunes was a change at their end, not yours.
As for iTunes 10. Upgraded no issues. 25,000+ tracks with full artwork, no problems.
Like the new interface much better than 9. Ping might be useful but will wait and see.
As for it being laggy, well it's not something I notice running on Windows. Maybes it's a Mac issue ;-)
...and people complaining about the columns. Just customize it to show whatever columns you want. Or if you don't like columns use Coverflow, or Album Art tiled mode. You can make it how you want, stop moaning that it doesn't default to what you think it should look like!
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- 09-03-2010, 12:13 PM #44
@marketsqhero - "iTunes interface in iOS as well as AppStore is web based not on the phone. Therefore adding Ping into iTunes was a change at their end, not yours."
Thanks for the info. I need to play around with iOS programming so I'll know what I'm talking about in the future...
- 09-04-2010, 10:15 PM #45
I think Ping will be successful just because it is about music, artist, concerts etc. I am having a bit of fun with it myself!
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- 09-06-2010, 09:07 PM #48
I still like iTunes 8 :-/ Ever since 9 the interface has been glossy and Vista/7ish.
Ping sucks. Album artwork takes up too much space. iTunes Store is bloated and a pain to navigate.
As far as it running, it runs fine. I can deal with it. However, I did change the close/minimize/expand buttons back to horizontal. That was just plain obnoxious.
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