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iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

I for one am pissed. I bought my iPod this past semester around February and now it becomes outdated ON MY BIRTHDAY!? What the hell is up with that. I don’t really like the look of the thing but the fact that for the same price as mine I could’ve had 10 more GB really pisses me off. Plus Apple has so far left us in the dark as to whether we’ll receive more updates for our current iPods….Plus those features are the ones I’ve been sending them comments on to add in….it’s like a stab in the back and if I never see those features implemented or the updates discontinued I will never buy another apple product; I don’t care how much I like the powerbook G4! :)

Posted by zync on May 1, 2003 at 2:14 AM (CDT)

iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

pbox I hope your as smart as you sound… <smile>

Posted by MusclePup on May 1, 2003 at 1:30 AM (CDT)

Update: iPod Software 1.3 vs. 2.0

Well I see from this practice there is no value in buying a new ipod.. I’ll have to look back at Creative… They relesed the Nomad Zen and also released a 3.0 firmware to add all of the possible features from the Zen into the original Jukebox… thats customer care.

Posted by MusclePup on May 1, 2003 at 1:13 AM (CDT)

Update: iPod Software 1.3 vs. 2.0

I believe if Apple could of released the 2.0 software for the 1st or 2nd gen iPods they would have.  Supporting two different pieces of software is a pain and they would probably try to avoid it if possible.

I agree with Jeremy.  Hardware changes and changes often.  These often means the new software won’t work on old models.  Get used to it.

Posted by Diran on April 30, 2003 at 11:14 PM (CDT)

The Press Reacts: iTunes Music Store

I suggest a boycott on Apple’s new music srvice until all software based new features (or at least the play que) are released to older customers. This should get Apple’s attention if enough people do it (and get other to). It should be made known to Apple that restricting update support for older users will not be tolerated. What can current buyers expect when the 4G (technically 3G > 3.0) iPods come out.
And in the meantime if you really need to satisfy your craving for downloading music, there are MANY p2p networks out there (which have a bgger selection, no restrictions, and are free).
Apple’s expectations are set very high for their music store, as were the expectations of all older iPod users for an update

Posted by 1000 Monkeys in PA on April 30, 2003 at 10:36 PM (CDT)

Give Apple iPod Feedback

  I suggest a boycott on Apple’s new music srvice until all software based new features (or at least the play que) are released to older customers. This should get Apple’s attention if enough people do it (and get other to). It should be made known to Apple that restricting update support for older users will not be tolerated. What can current buyers expect when the 4G (technically 3G > 3.0) iPods come out.
  And in the meantime if you really need to satisfy your craving for downloading music, there are MANY p2p networks out there (which have a bgger selection, no restrictions, and are free).
  Apple’s expectations are set very high for their music store, as were the expectations of all older iPod users for an update!

Posted by 1000 Monkeys in PA on April 30, 2003 at 10:29 PM (CDT)

Update: iPod Software 1.3 vs. 2.0

Guys, apple is a business.  They gotta put food on their plate too.  No one bitched that they didn’t get all the new features of windows 98 for free because they bought windows 95 3 years ago.  Why?  its ridiculous to think your entitled to features of another product because you bought a previous generation product.  Be grateful they even included AAC support in the update for free.

Irritated Second Generation iPod owner,


Joshua Byers

Posted by js2byers in USA on April 30, 2003 at 9:17 PM (CDT)

iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

I advise all whiners to chill.

Apple released the AAC support for iPod in the form of 1.3 firmware for the first day of the store opening. This was a MUST on their part. (Who would buy music if they can only play it on their computer?)

It must have been a franatic pace of software development to get that out of the door in time, without bugs. They did not have time for niceties. That is my guess.

They will probably release 1.4 eventually that will have some or all of the 2.0 features (features that are not hardware limited).

So chill. Wait it out.

Posted by pbox on April 30, 2003 at 6:47 PM (CDT)

Update: iPod Software 1.3 vs. 2.0

I would even understand if they told us that they couldn’t give us the software upgrades because of hardware limitations. One example of this would be the scroll-wheel to touch-wheel change. This is an obvious physical limitation of the old models, and no one complains. However, all they have told us is that they just won’t do it.

Let me ask you a question, Jeremy: would you be upset if they made a v.2 upgrade for the first and second gen iPods? I seriously doubt anyone would complain. It would only reap a benefit for Apple.

If the only reason they won’t release an upgrade is because they don’t want to (which they have given us no reason to believe otherwise), then I say shame on them. This is bad form.

Aaron

Posted by Aaron Mickelson on April 30, 2003 at 6:46 PM (CDT)

Give Apple iPod Feedback

I’ve sent the following feedback to Apple.

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Having just spent $400 for the 10gb windows model just a month ago… without knowing that there would infact be a new model available, I’m very upset that you won’t see fit to design v 2.0 software to work on older models. I love the ipod, though the very features that should have been included in the first place… playlists away from the pc and song queue, are the very features that you seem to think are worth purchasing a completely new model for. NO. Do you honestly think that this will convince consumers in the same position as me to upgrade? NO. It will also generate quite the negative buzz among the 700,000 current ipod owners. Imagine if we all complained to as little as 1 other friend. That’s a large number of unhappy people and a large of potential customers who will go to the new panasonic device. You act is if the 1.3 upgrade that allows support for AAC audio is doing us a favor. Hardly. You would be foolish to not allow us this because then you couldn’t sell AAC audio in your store to 700,000 customers.

Apple had better change it’s marketing strategy. The ipod is a terrific product, but terrific products alone do not keep customers. Customer service is KEY to keeping lifetime customers.

Posted by mGee on April 30, 2003 at 6:14 PM (CDT)

Update: iPod Software 1.3 vs. 2.0

I would guess its combo of both business choices and the new hardware’s capabilities. Faster processor, more RAM.

Posted by Jeremy Roush in Santa Monica, California on April 30, 2003 at 5:33 PM (CDT)

iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

The iPod *is* a computer. And the Sony mp3 players don’t cost $500 each.

Posted by eustacescrubb in Yellow Springs. OH on April 30, 2003 at 5:29 PM (CDT)

Update: iPod Software 1.3 vs. 2.0

I can understand the need to upgrade because of hardware changes, but I think Apple can make the software changes available to ALL iPod users, not just those who buy the new iPods with iPod Software 2.0 installed. Unless of course the new software 2.0 is taking advantage of the new hardware… possibly the processor that the new iPods are using??

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on April 30, 2003 at 5:28 PM (CDT)

Update: iPod Software 1.3 vs. 2.0

“It is unconscionable for blah blah blah…”

I never understand this complaint. There is no computer product that is not quickly obsolete by new models. This simply a fact. Whining is free I guess, but does it make you feel better? Better to learn to accept reality: you want new features, you gotta upgrade.

Posted by Jeremy Roush in Santa Monica, California on April 30, 2003 at 3:40 PM (CDT)

Apple seeks Software Engineer to build iTunes for Windows

More than likely this sw.eng is just gonna have to code, and code only. Features and requirements come from above. And I strongly suspect from much above, not the project management level, but the JOB (pronounced GOD) level.

Posted by pbox on April 30, 2003 at 3:37 PM (CDT)

Update: iPod Software 1.3 vs. 2.0

What do you mean-
“Windows users are out of luck all together until Apple releases an update for Windows iPod.”?
Windows users with new iPods have all of the things that Mac users with new iPods have except the music service.

Correction: Windows users with old iPods are out of luck all together until Apple releases iPod Software 1.3 for Windows.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on April 30, 2003 at 3:15 PM (CDT)

Give Apple iPod Feedback

Q: Why would Apple not provide the same features in the 1.3 update as they provide in the 2.0 version?  A: Money. 

The least Apple should do for those of us that have supported them and helped to make iPod “THE” mp3 player in the industry, is offer the 2.0 update for a small fee.  I would be willing to pay to upgrade the functionality of my current iPod.

Posted by Buy it! on April 30, 2003 at 3:11 PM (CDT)

Update: iPod Software 1.3 vs. 2.0

It is unconscionable for Apple to exclude early adopters (the ones who have made the iPod the success that Mr. Jobs is so fond of bragging about) from a working, fundamental playqueue.  Shame on them.

If they’re planning to implement a playqueue for iPod v1 and v2 users, I wish they’d come out and say so, because at this point, it’s… pathetic…

c.c.r.

Posted by c.c.r. in Seattle, WA on April 30, 2003 at 2:25 PM (CDT)

Update: iPod Software 1.3 vs. 2.0

What do you mean-
“Windows users are out of luck all together until Apple releases an update for Windows iPod.”?
Windows users with new iPods have all of the things that Mac users with new iPods have except the music service.

Posted by mongoos150 in Tucson, AZ on April 30, 2003 at 2:13 PM (CDT)

Update: iPod Software 1.3 vs. 2.0

You’re forgetting one important thing with 2.0 features: future software upgrades to improve the ipod even further, though Apple is slow with firmware updates.

Posted by Phil on April 30, 2003 at 2:08 PM (CDT)

iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

Thing is that I STRONGLY doubt that the old Ipods have any hardware based cause making it impossible to implement the new Ipods features.
One advantage of mp3 player is that they are able to get new features by Firmware upgrades if they are software based (like on the fly playlists, new games, alarm clock, etc…)

Posted by Shrike on April 30, 2003 at 2:06 PM (CDT)

Apple seeks Software Engineer to build iTunes for Windows

I wonder if there is a lounger who meets those job requirements who could take the position…Someone who knows what we (the public) really wants in iTunes for windows!

Posted by mongoos150 in Tucson, AZ on April 30, 2003 at 2:05 PM (CDT)

iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

I think are expectation are too high for Apple and their products.  It’s one thing for their computers not to be upgradeable, and stay configured with the latest and greatest features etc… but iPods?  The Sony user community never complains when their MP3 players are replaced with newer models (and the old models are rarely upgradeable)... at the original iPod is a classic, and still VERY useful… but we can’t expect to buy a consumer device, and have it stay state-of-the-art, even as newer models are being produced.  Apple has to focus on innovation to survive, and they’ve done that with Monday’s announcements.

Posted by cny730 on April 30, 2003 at 1:45 PM (CDT)

iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

well, i’m sorry but i have a Powerbook Pismo g3 and i’m running the newset system: OS X 10.2.5!
My 20Gb iPod is only 7 months old and i can’t run the newest software? that is SO wrong!

i don’t think Playqueue would be SO difficult to add to older iPods!
And if Apple doesn’t want to do it, at least, they should let 3rd party developpers do it!

f/

Posted by frederic bonn in NYC on April 30, 2003 at 1:34 PM (CDT)

iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

It is a consumer electronics gadget, not a computer.  Get over it.  When 6.1 home theater systems came out, you didn’t hear people bitching about how wrongheaded it was that their great 5.1 system didn’t support that extra speaker.  How about Dolby Digital vs ProLogic?  Same thing.

Fabled Apple Support is right - it supports the new music service.  The new features are just that NEW FEATURES - it doesn’t make your iPod perform the task it has performed since you got it any worse.  Would it be neat to have the new stuff?  Sure.  My iPod is 2 weeks old.  And my enthusiasm for it is no less than they day I got it because the newer models have some nifty stuff.  As I said at the start:  get over it!

Posted by CaneGuy on April 30, 2003 at 1:07 PM (CDT)

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