iTunes 7.4.2 is out. It sucks. Why? It kills the Ringtone work around, and even goes so far as to delete the Ringtones that you’ve made. Apple is getting an increasing amount of bad press for locking down iTunes, and the new iPods, and I have to say, I’m getting pretty sick of it.
It’s not so much the Ringtones thing – I’m confident that there will be continued work arounds – but honestly, it’s getting to the point where it just isn’t worth messing with. iToner may still be a good option for it, but we’ll have to see how quickly they can fix things.
What is bothering me more is the lock down of the iPods. I don’t even own one of the new iPods, and I can’t imagine a reason that I’d need to, but to lock out only certain types of accessories from working, and to make it impossible (or at least very difficult) for Linux users to put content on their devices – what is the point of that?
It’s just going to breed disdain among the Apple faithful, and give fuel to the fanboys on the other side of the fence.
You know what I think it really says about Apple? That they just flat out don’t care about the online community. I’m not saying they love us or hate us – I’m saying that I don’t think they care about us one way or the other….HOWEVER, being loud has worked with Apple in the past – anyone with $100 Apple credit because of their iPhone can attest to that. So be loud…if this gets under your skin, let Apple know about it.
You never know…they might actually listen.