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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)

iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

Lame.

I could go on, but… naaw.

Apparently the all of the brains in Cuppertino can’t figure out how to put a playqueue on a legacy iPod.  That’s just pathetic.

Posted by c.c.r. in Seattle, WA on April 30, 2003 at 12:43 PM (CDT)

iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

What about all the old iPods (left over 10 GB stock).  Where are they being sold, and has anyone found any good deals on old version iPods?  I dont like the way the new ones look, and personally, would like to see if i could find an old iPod (10GB) for somewhere at around 199.00.  Let me know
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Posted by jojotcb in Greensboro on April 30, 2003 at 12:26 PM (CDT)

iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

Don’t complain here.  Complain to Apple.

http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipod.html

Posted by richard on April 30, 2003 at 10:14 AM (CDT)

iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

So much for the fabled Apple support…

Posted by Shrike on April 30, 2003 at 9:30 AM (CDT)

RIAA Warns with IMs

I actually think that if this is true, the RIAA is in violation of anti-harrassment laws.

Posted by eustacescrubb in Yellow Springs. OH on April 30, 2003 at 9:20 AM (CDT)

iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

I think your sentiments are mirrored by pretty much every current iPod owner… this is quite upsetting.

Posted by eustacescrubb in Yellow Springs. OH on April 30, 2003 at 9:19 AM (CDT)

iPod Software v2.0 only for new models

Well that’s no good. My pod isn’t even four months old.

Posted by riffola on April 30, 2003 at 9:09 AM (CDT)

Apple iPod Updater 1.3 Released

Below is from our very own iPodlounge’s homepage:

“Give Apple iPod Feedback
Are you upset that Apple did not include support for note reader, two new games, On-the-Go playlists, customizable menu and sleep timer in iPod Software 1.3 for older iPods? Send them a peice of your mind as we have on the official iPod Feedback page at Apple.com.”

So I am assuming that, as of right now, there is no support for “On the go” playlist for the “old” iPods.

—Kurt

Posted by kurtkr on April 30, 2003 at 5:50 AM (CDT)

Apple iPod Updater 1.3 Released

So does anyone know if the “On the go” playlist will work on the “Old” pods?

Posted by THE_KID in Los Angeles on April 29, 2003 at 10:52 PM (CDT)

RIAA Warns with IMs

People who use KaZaA or Grokster deserve to be caught and fined… I hate those programs… :)

Posted by Jon in Seattle, WA on April 29, 2003 at 6:54 PM (CDT)

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